Kevin Lee Burton
Active since the early 2000s, the Winnipeg-based artist/filmmaker Kevin Lee Burton was raised in God’s Lake Narrows First Nation, an Asinīskāwiyiniwak (Rocky Cree) community. Much of his work challenges preconceptions of life in “Indian Country.” He won the Emerging Talent Award at imagineNATIVE with Meskanahk (My Path) in 2007, earning further honours at the same event with Nikamowin (Song). His NFB credits include Writing the Land (2007), featuring Musqueam elder Larry Grant, and the Webby Award-winning God’s Lake Narrows (2011), hailed as “an interactive project with no reservations” by The New York Times. “My greatest goal is to create a fluid connection between 'traditional' and technological ideas,” says Burton.