A new Liberal cabinet was sworn in today in Ottawa. The Indigenous Screen Office (ISO) is happy to welcome back Pablo Rodriguez as the Minister of Canadian Heritage.
“We welcome back and look forward to continuing our relationship with Minister Rodriguez to ensure First Nations, Inuit and Métis stories continue to be told in this country from an Indigenous perspective that is supported by Canadian Heritage through the Indigenous Screen Office,” said Jesse Wente, co-executive director of the ISO.
Heritage Minister Rodriguez previously held this portfolio from July 2018 to November 2019.
“It has been our pleasure working with outgoing Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault to advance the Indigenous Screen Office’s work in the growing Indigenous screen sector,” said Kerry Swanson, co-executive director of the ISO.
The ISO champions Indigenous screen-based storytellers and narrative sovereignty in Canada through our funding and advocacy work. We support Indigenous companies, communities and individuals to share their diverse stories and perspectives across all screen platforms.
The Indigenous Screen Office is an independent national advocacy and funding organization serving First Nations, Inuit and Métis creators of screen content in Canada. The ISO’s mandate is to foster and support narrative sovereignty and cultural revitalization by increasing Indigenous storytelling on screens and promoting Indigenous values and participation across the sector.