The Nakoda Audio Visual Club is a youth run arts production and storytelling society.
We believe in the potential of youth and the power of story. We follow the guidance of Elders, and of our own hearts.
The Nakdoa AV Club is a collective, a group of people who gather to support each other’s artistic endeavors. We believe in the ability of people to accomplish their goals, no matter what they may be, through hard work, dedication, and support.
Who We Are
Animation instruction & workshops
Graphic production and editing
Sound production for film (foley arts and musical works)
Digital transfer services
Short film instruction and workshops
Non-union make-up and special effects services
Concept, writing, storyboarding support
Arts department and production assistance
Technical film services including camera, lighting, and sound
Services we Provide
What we do
Our aim is to raise interest in film and other arts as modern forms of the ancient tradition of story telling, and to use this to support the strengthening of connections to our ancestors and our culture. We believe that storytelling is a means to gain wellness and communication skills that foster strength and success.
We hope that by watching film about and by Indigenous people, our community will be able to see itself beautifully reflected on screen. We believe in the power of storytelling, and its transformative capacity to alter human lives.
We offer in community workshops for groups of children and teens. These can be tailored to fit your local needs and interests. Our model is based on traditional Nakoda pedagogy. We work with each student and see them as the individual that they are, as well as part of a community that needs them. Each student has a story, and it is our mission to help them find a voice so that story can be told.
In our programs, youth work independently or as small teams to fully create a film from conception to finished digital project. We utilize Alberta curriculum guidelines for primary and secondary schools in building our programs, which touch on various aspects of story and literature as well as develop technical and social skills. Students come away from the project with a completed DVD of their work, as well as several tools and worksheets to keep. Our methods rely on professional equipment, but we also utilize your local community’s capacity to teach students how they can continue to tell stories with the resources that they have. We offer several different packages, but we are also willing to work with you to create the right learning experience for your learners. Workshops typically include around 25 hours of training, as well as a screening event for your community. Either we bring it, or you provide it, but in the tradition of our people… there will always be food!
The Stoney Nakdoa AV Club believes in the importance of storytelling. As such, we host events and engage in fundraising to support the telling of our stories in unique ways.
Special festivals and premiere events for our members
Fundraisers and cultural sharing events
Film screenings & displays of other Indigenous works
Art exhibitions and shows
Camps and traditional events