Jesse Wente appointed director of Canada’s new Indigen...

Jesse Wente appointed director of Canada’s new Indigenous Screen Office

Jesse Wente appointed director of Canada’s new Indigen...
Jesse Wente has been appointed director of Canada's new Indigenous Screen Office, an initiative aimed at fostering Indigenous storytelling in Canadian film, television and video. ... more
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    MontrealGazette1 week ago
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