The Lake Winnipeg Project is a four-part documentary series that calls attention to stories of ingenuity and resilience in four diverse communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg, at a time when many external forces are imposing change.
This film shares the story of the Whiteways of Matheson Island, their devotion to a fishing lifestyle and the various challenges they experience, including issues related to health, government policy and the threatened future of the fishing industry.
“It’s important for Indigenous people to be telling stories in Indigenous communities. I felt comfortable doing stories around Lake Winnipeg because I know this is where my family comes from.”
In The Lake Winnipeg Project, Anishinaabe/Cree director Kevin Settee takes an “own-voices” approach to storytelling —giving his community the opportunity to tell their own stories. "