ABOUT the creators
Symbia Barnaby is an Indigenous woman of Haida and Mi’kmaq descent living in northern British Columbia, Canada. Her traditional Haida name is Guu Gaa Jung and her spirit name is Warrior Woman. She is the mother of 6 children (5 of which have special needs) whom she is parenting solo.
She is trained as a Practical Nurse, a Birth/Postpartum Doula and a Reiki Level 3 Practitioner. She is also a storyteller, a filmmaker, and a Wisdom Translator. She currently works as a disability advocate and community researcher.
Symbia also volunteers as the Co-Lead for the Health Advocacy Team with a non-profit organization called Moms Against Racism Canada. She has developed and run many workshops on anti-racism, on disability and Indigeneity. She also does consultation projects with various agencies and individuals wanting to understand equity, policy and protocols through an Indigenous lens.
Jamuna Galay-Tamang is a Tamang (NepalI), Dënësųłinë́-Métis, German & Ukrainian documentary filmmaker. Her Indigenous roots in Canada are tied to Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan.
She is a daughter, sister, proud aunty, beader, hide tanner and corn husk weaver. In her professional work, she loves exploring themes related to Indigeneity, public health equity, and social/environmental justice. Her background in nursing gives her unique critical thinking integral to the way she considers these issues and graduate studies have refined the decolonial lens through which she approaches her work.
Jamuna was a 2022 Doc BC/YT/NWT Breakthrough Mentee and a 2021 VIFF Catalyst Mentee. She holds a Master’s in Journalism from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Victoria. She was the recipient of a Fox International Fellowship at Yale University in 2019-2020 where she was supported in this filmmaking process. She lives and works on unceded, unsurrendered Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Territories, known also as Vancouver, British Columbia.
original music . Pasang Galay
post sound engineering . Brother Sea Productions
colourist . Lionel Barton
post picture editing . Jacques Russo
graphics & animation . Hannah Dougherty
poster graphics . Sunkosi Galay-Tamang
graduate thesis advisor . Dan McKinney
film consultation & rendering specialist . Shoy
music performed by WACK