In The Polygon Podcast’s episode, Response: Soft Action artists Caleb Ellison-Dysart and Jacqueline Morrisseau-Addison are in conversation with filmmaker and GRSJ Ph.D. alumni Jules Arita Koostachin about how to receive and respect stories with nuance and care when working in community.
Dr. Jules Arita Koostachin, owner of VisJuelles Productions Inc., is Cree and a band member of Attawapiskat First Nation, located in what is now called northern Ontario. Jules completed her PhD with the Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia—her research focus was on Indigenous documentary. She carries extensive experience working in Indigenous communities in varying capacities. Jules is also known as a media artist who works to honour cultural protocols and build relationships within communities through her arts practice. Her artistic endeavours are informed by her experience living with her Cree grandparents, as well as her mother, a residential school warrior.