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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The Human Zoo
The Human Zoo

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 5:05 minutes
Edition of 5

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The Immoral Woman
The Immoral Woman

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 6:37 minutes
Edition of 5

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The Symposium
The Symposium

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 3:24 minutes
Edition of 5

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The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 4:23 minutes
Edition of 5

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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

Vtape TAPECODE 672.13

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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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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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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.

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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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.04

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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.

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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.00

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Miss Chief's Praying Hands
Another Feather in Her Bonnet
Sisters & Brothers
The Human Zoo
The Immoral Woman
The Symposium
The Transfiguration
Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity
Casualties of Modernity
Mary
Mary
Mary
Dance to Miss Chief
Dance to Miss Chief
Robin's Hood
Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo
Shooting Geronimo
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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.14

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

The Human Zoo

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 5:05 minutes
Edition of 5

VIEW ALL

The Immoral Woman

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 6:37 minutes
Edition of 5

VIEW ALL

The Symposium

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 3:24 minutes
Edition of 5

VIEW ALL

The Transfiguration

2015
Video Painting
Framed 46” HD monitor, file on SD card, media player, wall mount
Duration: 4:23 minutes
Edition of 5

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

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

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

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

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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.

TAPECODE 672.03

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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

VIEW ALL

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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.01

VIEW ALL

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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.01

VIEW ALL

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.

Vtape TAPECODE 672.00

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