Emma Joye Frank

Community: Comox Valley, BC

Nation: K'ómoks First Nation, Kwakwakawakw - Namgis Nation and Eh-Cho Dene Nation

Bio: Emma was born on the K'ómoks First Nation Reserve in 1994. She spent her childhood being raised in Port Alberni, disconnected from her culture. Just before high school, Emma moved with her family to Victoria. After graduation, she was invited to the Tribal Canoe Journey to Bella Bella in 2014. This experience was pivotal in reconnecting Emma to her culture. Since then, she has pursued filmmaking as a way to express her perspectives as an indigenous person. During a Youth Media Project at the Comox Valley Art Gallery Emma created Hase'- Breath of Life. She also made this doc to educate folks about the K'ómoks Estuary: Project Watershed and at Reel Youth Invention Film Camp she created: Beachwalker with original music/vocals & performance! Emma recently moved to Vancouver to explore her creativity as an artist: musician, performer, filmmaker, facilitator.

Film(s): Tribal Canoe Journeys: Standing Together