Santee Smith is an internationally recognized leader in the performing arts, a multidisciplinary artist and producer from the Kahnyen’kehàka (Mohawk) Nation, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario. She is one of Canada’s leading dance artists. In 2005 she founded Kaha:wi Dance Theatre with a vision to explore the intersection of Indigenous and new performance, international Indigenous collaborations and training. Santee is the 19th Chancellor of McMaster University.
Rematriation Magazine has centered the voice of 10 Indigneous women in a short video series that shares stories of resilience, leadership, spirituality and healing. Led by an all women team, director, Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk), producer, Michelle Schenandoah (Oneida) and cinematographer, Marie Cecile Dietlin, Rematriation Magazine’s film series furthers the current national dialogue about dismantling social injustice, but through a spiritually grounded lens.
Directed by Michelle Schenandoah