JOURNEY FOR KNOWLEDGE
WFI’s Journey for Knowledge is a 10 month land-based immersion learning program that recognizes physical, mental and spiritual connections to the land, language, culture and food.
Our program is Indigenous led by elders, knowledge keepers who help youth to develop awareness and how to make connections to the land. Some of the teachings include ceremonies, traditional medicines, the history of the land, hunting, how to be good stewards and how to speak the language among other activities. WFI’s program can help youth re-engage their academic career, help build community connectedness, and maintain the language, culture and Indigenous practises.
The program also will engage the participants in a cross cultural exchange project and sharing of their knowledge. Learners will be immersed in production and set etiquette, share their own individual stories, and learn to share their own unique voices through the art of film!
Weengushk Film Institute is located just outside of M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. The island is the largest freshwater lake island in the world, surrounded by Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the North Channel. The natural beauty of the island and the cultural history, make WFI's location a prime spot for media production.
Filming in the North
Manitoulin Island is approximately two-hours southeast of Sudbury - a prime location for the film industry in Northern Ontario. With ties to the Northern Film Industry, WFI students have successfully transitioned into industry professionals.
What defines Weengushk?
We encourage hands-on experience in the classroom.
We provide a low instructor-to-participant ratio.
We offer one-on-one mentorships with working professionals.
We provide the opportunity for participants to thrive in a 360-degree learning environment.
What defines our graduates?
They are prepared for entry-level positions in the film and television industry.
They are emerging artists with distinct voices.
80% of graduates are working in the media-arts industry