Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle

Erica Daniels | CANADA | 2016 | 30 MIN | SHORT Documentary

Friday 20 October 2017 | 11:15 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
World Premiere

Screening as part of Wisdom of Youth

Empowering themselves with the knowledge of their culture and traditions, two youth guided by Dave Courchene Jr., a spiritual leader and founder of the Turtle Lodge in Manitoba, enter a rites of passage ceremony to heal from the effects of intergenerational trauma.


Erica Daniels (Cree/Ojibway) is a young filmmaker and entrepreneur specializing in video production, photography, and graphic design. She is a graduate from the National Screen Institute’s New Voices Program and has been recognized and awarded for her work in the visual arts and leadership. Mikinakay: Trail of the Turtle is her first documentary.