As I Am

This short experimental documentary challenges stereotypes about Aboriginal people in the workplace. Featuring portraits set to a powerful poem by Mohawk writer Janet Marie Rogers, the film urges viewers to go beyond their preconceived notions. As I Am is a celebration of Aboriginal people’s pride in their work and culture.

This film is part of the Work For All series, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, with the participation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

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Nadia Myre
Janet Marie Rogers
Brian Gardiner
Liam Maloney
Kaniehtiio Horn
Michael Sky
Donna Jacobs
Lance Delisle
Kat Baulu
executive producer
Ravida Din
voice recording
Luc Léger
Geoffrey Mitchell
sound design
Kyle Stanfield
Don Ayer
Luc Léger
Sandra Beauvais
Clayton Bomberry
Emily Brascoupé
Mary Jane Brascoupé
Claudette Commanda
Lance Delisle
Mike Delisle
Theresa Delisle
Allison Diabo
Chad-Ryan Diabo
Dylan Diabo
Gregory Diabo
Jody Diabo
Lynn Diabo
Oronhiateken Diabo
Rheana Diabo
Tyler Diabo
Mitchell Gilbert
Vivian Grey
Linda Grussani
Shelly Hemlock
Greg Hill
Candice Hopkins
Abigail Jacobs
Donna Jacobs
Douglas Lahache
Hunter Lahache
Thomas Lahache
Linda Fay Lawrence
Michaelee Lazore
Carlene Leclaire
Raymond Lepine
Jim Logan
Denis Martin
Lee-Ann Martin
John Mayo
Spencer McComber
William McComber
Sam McKeogh
Kenneth Montour
Sheena Montour
Thahawitha Montour
Nadia Myre
Chad Norton
Angie Pepper Obomsawin
Janice Phillips
Jeffrey Phillips
Mark Phillips
Louise Profeit-Leblanc
Clifford Rice
John Rice
Rebecca Robertson
Kristofer Stacey
Mark Standup
Christine Stevens
Wendy Walker
Daina Warren
Doug White
Kyle Zachary
Travis Zachary
Ursula Zoe-Casaway


  • Stephen--Roy

    “The one thing I learned from this video is that at times it's very difficult to tell when a person might be native. Most of the time stereotyping occurs when external factors of a person trigger our natural human responses to think that ` this person is different`. Eventually we`ll get passed this phase when different cultures mix more, and we`ll automatically respond to people who look differently in the same way as ourselves. ” — Stephen--Roy, 3 Feb 2011

  • Brandon

    “We should not differentiate people from where they come from or their accent or even hair colour. We need to make sure everyone is on equal ground.” — Brandon, 3 Feb 2011

  • Jessika

    “Aboriginal people should not be treated differently in the workplace or anywhere else for that matter. Poeple are people, and should be treated equally not matter what race they are. ” — Jessika, 3 Feb 2011

  • Gabe

    “People tend to base who or what people are on what they look like. Instead of finding out where they are from and who they are, we simply assume things about people based on how they appear. It's sad that we have allowed society to make us this way. We need to see this problem in order to stop it and rid society of those who are ignorant. ” — Gabe, 3 Feb 2011

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