With one year of the National Film Board of Canada’s Indigenous Action Plan now in the books, the numbers are looking very promising.
In total 10 percent of the Board’s overall spending since the June 2017 announcement has been on Indigenous projects.
This accounts for 35 new Indigenous directed projects.
The Board aims to get that number to 15 percent by 2020.
On top of that the year saw over 900 screenings of Indigenous films across every province in the country, an online streaming service offering more than 200 Indigenous films, additional access to tools and training, and the hiring of additional Indigenous employees.
The NFB made 33 commitments in the plan from recommendations made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commision of Canada following inequality concerns in the industry.