Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) is pleased to welcome Brock University Acting President, Brian Hutchings and administrative executives for a three-day professional tour of Manitoulin Island from August 12 to 14, 2016.
The tour will focus on the importance and history of Aboriginal culture, as well as an introduction for Brock executives to the WFI facility, further reinforcing the relationship between the two institutions.
During their stay, Mr. Hutchings and Brock University Senior Administrators will be taking part in a variety of activities. These activities include a tour of the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation, a guided hike of the Cup and Saucer Trail, professional learning on the importance of Indigenous Studies at the post-secondary level, a fish fry at Island Sunrise Cottages, and a sight-seeing tour of local communities. Weengushk Film Institute will also showcase a compilation of short films created by past WFI students.
In 2015, founder of Weengushk Film Institute, Shirley Cheechoo became the first female and first Aboriginal Chancellor of Brock University. Since then, Brock has partnered with Weengushk Film Institute for a three-week spring production course and WFI will be offering an accredited eight-month certificate program in film production starting this September.
Weengushk Film Institute is a non-profit, artist focused film and television-training centre dedicated to unlocking the creative potential or Aboriginal youth and persons of diversity and developing market leading skills.