From black wigs with braids to Elk Dog in the movie, The Revenant

Discussion of how far has the movie industry come since non-Indigenous actors spoke in stunted English attempting to portray Indigenous people

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

Nuh-chuh-nulth actor, Duane Howard shares his life story and how he landed the part of Elk Dog in the Hollywood blockbuster, award winning film, The Revenant.

We also speak with actor Glen Gould and Coleen Rajotte, the creator and artistic director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival (WAFF) about how the movie industry has changed as a result of Indigenous peoples being more involved and having greater creative control.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.