Miss Chief's Praying Hands
Miss Chief's Praying Hands

2019
1 minute, colour, English

The colonial project on Turtle Island has forced the “gift” of European religion, education, sickness, shame, and prejudice upon Indigenous peoples for generations. Now Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is giving it back! Evoking the style of dramatically elegant commercials for decadent status items, the glistening form of Miss Chief’s Praying Hands inserts a piercing yet playful perspective into the conversation on reconciliation and Indigenous resilience.

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Another Feather in Her Bonnet
Another Feather in Her Bonnet

2017
5 minutes, colour, English and French with English subtitles

Produced by CocoFilms Studio

Another Feather In Her Bonnet—a surprise performance by Miss Chief Eagle Testickle and Jean Paul Gaultier, presented at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts—represents the symbolic union of two artists who have come together to challenge ideas of cultural appropriation.

Presented as part of the exhibition Love Is Love – Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier.

Photo by Frédéric Faddoul

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Sisters & Brothers
Sisters & Brothers

2015
3 minutes, NFB archival footage, English

An NFB Production

In a pounding critique of Canada's colonial history, this short film draws parallels between the annihilation of the bison in the 1890s and the devastation inflicted on the Indigenous population by the residential school system.

This film is part of Souvenir, a series of four films addressing Indigenous identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB's archives.

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Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

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Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

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Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

casualtiesofmodernity.com

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Miss Chief of Hearts
Miss Chief of Hearts

2015
22:30 minutes, colour, English

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum. Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

Miss Chief of Hearts is a documentation of a live performance at Denver Art Museum.

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Miss Chief of Hearts
Miss Chief of Hearts

2015
22:30 minutes, colour, English

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum. Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

Miss Chief of Hearts is a documentation of a live performance at Denver Art Museum.

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

2013
31:00 minutes, colour, English

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court in a performance at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Introducing her new inclusive nation, the Nation of Miss Chief, she deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrollment.

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

2013
31:00 minutes, colour, English

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court in a performance at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Introducing her new inclusive nation, the Nation of Miss Chief, she deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrollment.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.11

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Mary
Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

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Mary
Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

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Mary
Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

2010
05:41 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Documentation of performance, 2010.
Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Vtape TAPECODE 672.10

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Iskootāo
Iskootāo

2010
05:41 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Documentation of performance, 2010.
Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Vtape TAPECODE 672.10

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Séance
Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

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Séance
Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.09

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Séance
Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

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Dance to Miss Chief
Dance to Miss Chief

2010
04:49 minutes, colour, English and German with English Subtitles

An Urban Nation Production

Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief - a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.06

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Dance to Miss Chief
Dance to Miss Chief

2010
04:49 minutes, colour, English and German with English Subtitles

An Urban Nation Production

Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief - a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.

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Robin's Hood
Robin's Hood

2007
05:53 minutes, colour

An Urban Nation Production

Robin's Hood is the final chapter in a trilogy of the adventures and histories of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, a wandering artist from the Great Plains of North America, who journeys far across the seas to study the unspoiled European Male in his native habitat. She meets the handsome Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, but realizes too late that one can never trust a white man, especially on his own turf.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.05

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Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.04

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Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.04

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Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

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Taxonomy of the European Male
Taxonomy of the European Male

2005
16:36 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2005.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK.

Miss Chief recruits two European Males as specimens in her ongoing study of the European male in his natural habitat. Unwittingly she has stumbled upon Robin Hood and Friar Tuck who, after a contest of bows and arrows and a little figure modelling, prove to be more than she can handle.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.08

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Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches

2005
07:35 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman’s glamorous gender fluid alter-ego), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey, and when she’s done with them, dresses them up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Shot on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Group of Seven Inches subverts the subjectivity and authority of colonial art history and everything else it can get its hands on.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.03

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Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches

2005
07:35 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman’s glamorous gender fluid alter-ego), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey, and when she’s done with them, dresses them up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Shot on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Group of Seven Inches subverts the subjectivity and authority of colonial art history and everything else it can get its hands on.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.03

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Future Nation
Future Nation

2005
06:27 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Against the terrifying backdrop of a biological apocalypse, an Indigenous teenager, Brian, comes out to his older sister, Faith, and homophobic brother, Charles. Conflict erupts among them as desperate survivors from the city seek refuge on the rez from the horrors of a “megapox” epidemic that is quickly devastating urban populations across North America. Through a perilous journey to the city for food, where they rescue Brian's "friend" in the process (an outrageous drag queen named Tonya), the hungry and frightened youth reach acceptance by facing down their fears.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.02

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Blood River
Blood River

2000
23:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Rose (Jennifer Podemski), a hip Native Law student, can barely tolerate her well-meaning but clueless adoptive mother (Tantoo Cardinal). Feeling at odds with her idyllic white suburban existence, she searches for her natural family. Through Rose's vivd hallucinatory nightmares, we see a Native youth trying to survive on the streets of a big city. As he is pimped, bullied and bashed, Rose experiences his terror and isolation. When she finally meets her brother (Brandon Oakes), they have a hard time bridging the gap between his harsh reality and her sugar-coated existence. Perhaps she has been too quick to write off what she does have.

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Blood River
Blood River

2000
23:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Rose (Jennifer Podemski), a hip Native Law student, can barely tolerate her well-meaning but clueless adoptive mother (Tantoo Cardinal). Feeling at odds with her idyllic white suburban existence, she searches for her natural family. Through Rose's vivd hallucinatory nightmares, we see a Native youth trying to survive on the streets of a big city. As he is pimped, bullied and bashed, Rose experiences his terror and isolation. When she finally meets her brother (Brandon Oakes), they have a hard time bridging the gap between his harsh reality and her sugar-coated existence. Perhaps she has been too quick to write off what she does have.

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A Nation Is Coming
A Nation Is Coming

1996
24:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

A Nation is Coming draws upon various Indigenous prophecies to reflect on how technology, 'advancement', and disease have changed both the land and the lives of those who lived here. Against images of fire, viruses and the bleakness of modern civilization, a Ghost Dancer is resurrected: a symbol of the ill fated Lakota prophecy that promised the restoration of the vanishing buffalo herds and the traditional way of life. The dancer assumes different forms as he finds his way through memories and visions; some are apocalyptic and full of dread, while others, like the Ojibway prophecy of the Eighth Fire, are more hopeful and suggest a new beginning.

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands
Another Feather in Her Bonnet
Sisters & Brothers
Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity
Miss Chief of Hearts
Miss Chief of Hearts
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece
Mary
Mary
Mary
Iskootāo
Iskootāo
Séance
Séance
Séance
Dance to Miss Chief
Dance to Miss Chief
Robin's Hood
Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo
Taxonomy of the European Male
Group of Seven Inches
Group of Seven Inches
Future Nation
Blood River
Blood River
A Nation Is Coming
Miss Chief's Praying Hands

2019
1 minute, colour, English

The colonial project on Turtle Island has forced the “gift” of European religion, education, sickness, shame, and prejudice upon Indigenous peoples for generations. Now Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is giving it back! Evoking the style of dramatically elegant commercials for decadent status items, the glistening form of Miss Chief’s Praying Hands inserts a piercing yet playful perspective into the conversation on reconciliation and Indigenous resilience.

VIEW ALL

Another Feather in Her Bonnet

2017
5 minutes, colour, English and French with English subtitles

Produced by CocoFilms Studio

Another Feather In Her Bonnet—a surprise performance by Miss Chief Eagle Testickle and Jean Paul Gaultier, presented at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts—represents the symbolic union of two artists who have come together to challenge ideas of cultural appropriation.

Presented as part of the exhibition Love Is Love – Wedding Bliss for All à la Jean Paul Gaultier.

Photo by Frédéric Faddoul

WATCH

VIEW ALL

Sisters & Brothers

2015
3 minutes, NFB archival footage, English

An NFB Production

In a pounding critique of Canada's colonial history, this short film draws parallels between the annihilation of the bison in the 1890s and the devastation inflicted on the Indigenous population by the residential school system.

This film is part of Souvenir, a series of four films addressing Indigenous identity and representation by reworking material in the NFB's archives.

WATCH

VIEW ALL

Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

casualtiesofmodernity.com

Vtape TAPECODE 672.13

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Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

casualtiesofmodernity.com

Vtape TAPECODE 672.13

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Casualties of Modernity

2015
14:20 minutes, colour, English

Celebrity artist and humanitarian Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman) tours a hospital specializing in the treatment of conditions afflicting Modern and Contemporary Art. Led by the Doctor of Fine Arts (Quinton Neufeldt), and closely supervised by the no-nonsense head Nurse (Gillian Edwards), Miss Chief encounters romance, tragedy and triumph.

casualtiesofmodernity.com

Vtape TAPECODE 672.13

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Miss Chief of Hearts

2015
22:30 minutes, colour, English

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum. Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

Miss Chief of Hearts is a documentation of a live performance at Denver Art Museum.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.11

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Miss Chief of Hearts

2015
22:30 minutes, colour, English

On October 18th, 2013, celebrity artist, aristocratic socialite and patron of the arts, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, made an official visit to the Modern Wing of the Denver Art Museum. Led on a tour by the institution’s Doctor of Fine Arts, Miss Chief offered compassion, love and warmth to the Modern Wing’s sick and ailing: the Casualties of Modernity.

Miss Chief of Hearts is a documentation of a live performance at Denver Art Museum.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.11

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Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

2013
31:00 minutes, colour, English

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court in a performance at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Introducing her new inclusive nation, the Nation of Miss Chief, she deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrollment.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.11

VIEW ALL

Miss Chief: Justice of the Piece

2013
31:00 minutes, colour, English

Miss Chief Eagle Testickle holds court in a performance at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Introducing her new inclusive nation, the Nation of Miss Chief, she deconstructs issues of blood quantum, race and tribal enrollment.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.11

VIEW ALL

Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

VIEW ALL

Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

VIEW ALL

Mary

2011
03:18 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Hair holds power. Shot in slo-mo like a glossy shampoo commercial, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, stars in her first foot fetish video. Once again oozing sex and irreverence, Miss Chief revisits the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860 to challenge the meaning of surrender within Aboriginal treaties with the crown.

Referencing the biblical allegory of Mary Magdalene washing Christ's feet and linking them to the Prince of Wales' visit to Montreal in 1860, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle rewrites this historical narrative and adds a sexy twist that addresses the relationship of betrayal and treatment aboriginals have had with European colonizers.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.07

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Iskootāo

2010
05:41 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Documentation of performance, 2010.
Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Vtape TAPECODE 672.10

VIEW ALL

Iskootāo

2010
05:41 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Documentation of performance, 2010.
Nuit Blanche, Toronto.

Iskootāo is the Cree word for fire but also means "woman's heart." In a live performance with sound and light, 650-tonne billion-year-old chunk of the Canadian shield is transformed into the pulsing heart of Mother Earth by Kent Monkman's infamous alter-ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle.

Steps away from the third most expensive retail space in North America, Miss Chief takes us back to the core. Every heartbeat penetrates deep into the lands of the Mississauga, Seneca, Wendat, Cayuga...

Vtape TAPECODE 672.10

VIEW ALL

Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.09

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Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.09

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Séance

2010
03:46 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2007.
Hyacinth Gloria Chen Court at the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Monkman created Séance in response to being censored from the First People’s Gallery at the ROM during the Shapeshifters, Time Travellers and Storytellers exhibition. In her conversations with the spirits of 19th century painters, Eugene Delacroix, Paul Kane, and George Catlin, Miss Chief’s costumes grow increasingly larger and more outlandish, as the responses of each successive artist draws more of her ire.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.09

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Dance to Miss Chief

2010
04:49 minutes, colour, English and German with English Subtitles

An Urban Nation Production

Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief - a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.06

VIEW ALL

Dance to Miss Chief

2010
04:49 minutes, colour, English and German with English Subtitles

An Urban Nation Production

Move over J.Lo and Cher! Miss Chief Eagle Testickle has a new sexy video of her club track: Dance to Miss Chief - a playful critique of German fascination with North American “Indians” that is guaranteed to make you want to get up and shake your booty! This remix of contemporary and vintage footage celebrates Miss Chief’s on-screen romance with leading man, Winnetou, fictitious “Indian” from Karl May’s German Westerns.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.06

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Robin's Hood

2007
05:53 minutes, colour

An Urban Nation Production

Robin's Hood is the final chapter in a trilogy of the adventures and histories of Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, a wandering artist from the Great Plains of North America, who journeys far across the seas to study the unspoiled European Male in his native habitat. She meets the handsome Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, but realizes too late that one can never trust a white man, especially on his own turf.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.05

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Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

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Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

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Shooting Geronimo

2007
11:11 minutes, Sepia Version, English

An Urban Nation Production

Famed romantic filmmaker Frederick Curtis is shooting a film about Geronimo just outside the Long Horn Saloon. Frustrated with the unconvincing performances of his lead actor, he pulls another young sexy Cree man into the role. Jealousy ensues as Curtis alternately gushes over the two Cree boys as he manipulates them into broad Hollywood caricatures. A “Lonesome Rider” intercedes, teasing the action to a tragic twist, which forces the boys to take control of Curtis’s film.

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Taxonomy of the European Male

2005
16:36 minutes, colour, English

Documentation of performance, 2005.
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK.

Miss Chief recruits two European Males as specimens in her ongoing study of the European male in his natural habitat. Unwittingly she has stumbled upon Robin Hood and Friar Tuck who, after a contest of bows and arrows and a little figure modelling, prove to be more than she can handle.

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Group of Seven Inches

2005
07:35 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman’s glamorous gender fluid alter-ego), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey, and when she’s done with them, dresses them up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Shot on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Group of Seven Inches subverts the subjectivity and authority of colonial art history and everything else it can get its hands on.

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Group of Seven Inches

2005
07:35 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Group of Seven Inches borrows from the diaries of 19th century painters of “Indians,” George Catlin and Paul Kane, turning their dismissive writings on the “romantic savage” upside down and inside out. Miss Chief Eagle Testickle (Kent Monkman’s glamorous gender fluid alter-ego), forces innocent naked white men to become her figure models, seduces them with whiskey, and when she’s done with them, dresses them up as more “authentic” examples of the “European male.”

Shot on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, Group of Seven Inches subverts the subjectivity and authority of colonial art history and everything else it can get its hands on.

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Future Nation

2005
06:27 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Against the terrifying backdrop of a biological apocalypse, an Indigenous teenager, Brian, comes out to his older sister, Faith, and homophobic brother, Charles. Conflict erupts among them as desperate survivors from the city seek refuge on the rez from the horrors of a “megapox” epidemic that is quickly devastating urban populations across North America. Through a perilous journey to the city for food, where they rescue Brian's "friend" in the process (an outrageous drag queen named Tonya), the hungry and frightened youth reach acceptance by facing down their fears.

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Blood River

2000
23:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Rose (Jennifer Podemski), a hip Native Law student, can barely tolerate her well-meaning but clueless adoptive mother (Tantoo Cardinal). Feeling at odds with her idyllic white suburban existence, she searches for her natural family. Through Rose's vivd hallucinatory nightmares, we see a Native youth trying to survive on the streets of a big city. As he is pimped, bullied and bashed, Rose experiences his terror and isolation. When she finally meets her brother (Brandon Oakes), they have a hard time bridging the gap between his harsh reality and her sugar-coated existence. Perhaps she has been too quick to write off what she does have.

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Blood River

2000
23:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

Rose (Jennifer Podemski), a hip Native Law student, can barely tolerate her well-meaning but clueless adoptive mother (Tantoo Cardinal). Feeling at odds with her idyllic white suburban existence, she searches for her natural family. Through Rose's vivd hallucinatory nightmares, we see a Native youth trying to survive on the streets of a big city. As he is pimped, bullied and bashed, Rose experiences his terror and isolation. When she finally meets her brother (Brandon Oakes), they have a hard time bridging the gap between his harsh reality and her sugar-coated existence. Perhaps she has been too quick to write off what she does have.

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A Nation Is Coming

1996
24:00 minutes, colour, English

An Urban Nation Production

A Nation is Coming draws upon various Indigenous prophecies to reflect on how technology, 'advancement', and disease have changed both the land and the lives of those who lived here. Against images of fire, viruses and the bleakness of modern civilization, a Ghost Dancer is resurrected: a symbol of the ill fated Lakota prophecy that promised the restoration of the vanishing buffalo herds and the traditional way of life. The dancer assumes different forms as he finds his way through memories and visions; some are apocalyptic and full of dread, while others, like the Ojibway prophecy of the Eighth Fire, are more hopeful and suggest a new beginning.

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