Nadine Arpin

Two-spirited, Red River Basin Métis filmmaker Nadine Arpin discusses the magic of animation, and how they use the medium to tell honest, vulnerable stories.

“It’s taken me a long time to feel really comfortable in my skin. I feel like I’ve finally come into my own.”
Wiiya's current project, Eve Zaremba’s Dyke Detective, follows the origin story of the 1978 graphic novel character Helen Keremos, an Indigenous lesbian detective. Nadine reveals their personal connection to the character, as they describe their grief surrounding the loss of a friend - an Indigenous woman in Sioux Lookout whose death went unsolved.

Nadine is a graduate of the NSI IndigiDocs program.

Wiiya: Michef pronoun, they/them 

Trigger warning: This episode contains discussions surrounding trauma and violence against Indigenous women.
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