“Spirit Catcher: Bert Crowfoot” Series 2 Episode 16
With a sense of balance between the physical, mental and spiritual and a strong desire to always improve, photographer Bert Crowfoot captures the spirit of the moment in his work. As a speaker and community leader, he communicates the importance of keeping cultural protocols alive as a form of spiritual respect for the ancestors. Through a strong entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, Crowfoot has turned a small newspaper into a media empire. “Windspeaker”, a self-sufficient publication, is now in its 25th year. “The Native Perspective” forms the core mandate of CFWE-FM, a radio station that has a listening audience far beyond Canada through the internet. Bert Crowfoot's positive energy and belief in turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones continue to inspire those around him.
Series two of “Storytellers in motion'' celebrates the achievements of Canada's Indigenous artists who work across media that include photography, print journalism, screenwriting for film and television and broadcast news. All have inspiring careers and contribute their thoughts on their place in mainstream media as they seek to define the Indigenous voice.
Produced by: Jeff Bear, Marianne Jones, Urban Rez Productions