Janine Windolph – Winter 2023 Writer-in-Residence
Janine Windolph (Atikamekw/Woodland Cree) is an oral filmmaker, educator and storyteller who’s currently working at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity as Director of Indigenous Arts. She was formerly the Curator of Community Engagement at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina, Saskatchewan, where she also worked as a Storykeeper, Education Program Assistant and Curator of Public Programs. Windolph also has experience as a Saskatchewan-based filmmaker in key roles as producer, director, writer and narrator for both a feature film called the Land of Rock and Gold and numerous documentaries over the past 15 years. She has her Master’s of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Indigenous Fine Art and Media Production. Windolph is on the board of Prince of Trust Canada, Regina International Film Festival and Awards and she volunteers for the RIIS Commemorative Association, Inc. She is known as an educator, fine-craft artist and storyteller and teaches beading, visual arts, photography, filmmaking, writing, storytelling and Indigenous symbols in schools, libraries and non-profits.