Hubbard (Cree) is the director of Two Worlds Colliding,
the winner in 2005 of the Canada Award, given at the annual Gemini
Awards for excellence in television that reflects Canada's racial
and cultural diversity. Hubbard has co-directed several productions
with Doug Cuthand, including Circle of Voices, Childhood
Lost, and Sweetness in Life, a television documentary
series on Native health that Hubbard also co-hosted. She worked
as a casting coordinator for Canada: A People's History,
a CBC television series. In 2005 she participated in "Performing
'Heritage': Contemporary Indigenous and Community-Based Practices,"
a conference in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, produced by New York University's
Hemispheric Institute in partnership with the Universidade Federal
de Minas Gerais. In 2004, Hubbard served as one of the stage directors
for "Gathering Our Artists: Aboriginal Art Symposium and
Showcase" in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and was the closing
speaker for the Making Peace Conference in Saskatoon. She has
also worked as an English teacher for Saskatchewan Indian Federated
College. Hubbard is a PhD student in English at the University
of Calgary in Alberta. She received her MA and BA in English at
the University of Saskatchewan.
"For me, being raised out of my culture, filmmaking became
my way of reconnecting to my family and to my history. This particular
film, with its intense subject matter, ended up making me doubt
my skill as a filmmaker but also where I belong in my community.
There were some times where it just seemed too hard, but the courage
of the families, and especially the mothers, made me realize I
needed to find my source of strength, to do what I could to make
change. I hope to be able to combine my current academic work
with my creative work to challenge myself to grow as a filmmaker
and as a person."
Screened by NMAI
Tasha Hubbard - photogragh by Mary Callele