Unceded Chiefs (1:05:00) 
Unceded Chiefs
 traces the historic early activism of BC First Nations Leaders who in the late 1960’s unified in a battle against the Canadian government to reject Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s proposed 1969 White Paper Policy. Director Doreen Manuel skilfully weaves a story of resilience and determination through interviews and archival audio with the people who lived the battle and the children of the Chiefs who had dedicated their lives to the leadership and survival of their Aboriginal title and rights.


The Fast (22:28)
The Fast, is an account of Doreen Manuel’s spiritual journey in the Rocky Mountains during a 4-day First Nation’s no food or water fasting ceremony.



Freedom Babies (19:46)
A First Nations woman defies the laws that oppress and colonize her people by not registering her children with the government, living off the land and raising her children in a traditional earth pit house.



Lucky Spirits
Lucky Spirits, is a sweet traditional Ktunuxa parable about creating good luck out of the relationship that you have with the spirits. Director Doreen Manuel (Ktunuxa/Secwepemc), tells a Ktunuxa story told to her throughout her childhood by her mother.

Lucky Spirits Credits

RCMP – Anti Gang video
2 community driven RCMP Anti Gang 30 second music public service announcement videos.

USMA Child and Family Service 5 minute video and 4 30 second public service announcements.

Native Education Centre Elders – Wisdom of an Elder Series – Phil L’Hirondelle, Gloria Miguel, Michelle Pierre, Wes Nahanee

Inside the IDF Studio – 12 APTN short narrative stories for IIDF

2010, 2011, & 2012 Dreamcatcher Shuswap

2010 Campfires – A Circle of Community

IIDF PSA, Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking program

An Elder’s Memoirs,
Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

A Child’s Roots are Forever,
Ministry of Children & Family Development

Roots Voices of Experience “Ministry of Children & Family Development”

“Bringing Back Our Children” PSA & Recruitment video
Northern Aboriginal Authority for Families

“Building Futures Today”
Promotional Video ACCESS

“Bringing Families Closer to Home”
PSA & Video Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society

A video poem about historical trauma and genocide of Indigenous people in Canada

Assistant Studio Director
First Talk – season two
host Tamara Bull

Aboriginal Foster Parent PSA & recruitment video
Vancouver Aboriginal Child & Family Services Society

Production Assistant
In Sacred Ways We Build – sustainable housing video
Omni Films

Videography Producer Trainee
Lynching of Louie Sam, Wild Zone Films feature documentary
“A young boy’s murder in 1884 reverberates through a First Nations community in 2004”

Giving Voice to Wellness, living with AIDS social development video
Healing Our Spirit

From the Heart, Documentary-Drama
Running Wolf Productions

George Manuel CD Speech Collection

Walking With Our Children, foster parent recruitment video & PSA
Federation of Aboriginal Foster Parents

Episodic Director
Creative Native – Season 3,
Tamara Bell

Camera, Sound & Editor
Missing Lives
Helping Spirit Lodge

SOS Children’s Village, project promotion video
Hoetergraphics Productions – Eileen Hoeter

Executive Producer
Every Warrior’s Song, Theatrical Production
Storyteller Theater

Researcher/ News Reporter
Northwest Indian News

  • Episode 17 – Canoe Journey
  • Episode 18 – Aboriginal Tourism
  • Episode 22 – Maori King Tuheitia
  • Episode 27 – Nuxalk Chieftain Potlatch
  • Episode 31- Residential School
  • Episode 33 – North American Indian Games
  • Episode 32 – Hawai’ian Reunion of Ancestry Celebration
  • Episode 34 – Canoe Journey Reflections
  • Episode 35 – Nuxalk Carver
  • Episode 36 – British Columbia Film Industry

News Articles:
Secwepemc News, Freelance print journalism:

  • Rabbit Proof Fence movie review
  • Atanarjuat Movie review
  • Our Rights Altered Without Consent
  • A Gift of Inspiration
  • Williams Lake Secwepemc, Benito Segura Brings Gold Back to Canada