THREE OF TIFFS EMERGING STARS TALK LIFE ON THE SCREEN AND THE

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment ON BRUGEL: Wayf dress, $159 at Nordstrom. Alexandre Berman heels, $810 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Yellow gold earrings, $3,575, onyx and mother of peal gold short necklace, $1,995, necklace, $1,395, cuff bracelet, $3,995, yellow gold ring with diamond, $3,995, yellow gold ring, $1,395 at Birks. ON WONG: Nicholas K dress, $448 (U.S.) through www.nicholask.com. Prada heels, $910 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Onyx and mother of pearl gold necklace, $4,995, bracelet, $1,595, ring, $1,495, cuff, $6,995, yellow gold ring, $875 at Birks. ON JACOBS: Twix jacket, $49, trousers, $39 at Simons. Alice and Olivia top, $255 at Nordstrom. Onyx and mother of pearl gold earrings, $1,295, yellow gold bar pendant necklace, $575, yellow gold ring with diamonds, $4,995, yellow gold pebble ring, $650, yellow gold bee stacklable ring, $650, yellow gold stackable ring with diamonds, $895, yellow gold bee stacklable ring with diamonds, $2,995 at Birks. Photo shoot credits: Styling by Corey Ng for P1M. Makeup by Simone Otis for P1M. Hair by Kirsten Klontz for Oribe/Bio Ionic Tools/P1M. Manicures by Nargis Khan for Tips Nail Bar/P1M. – RENATA KAVEH FOR THE GLOBE AND MAIL If you don’t know the names Amanda Brugel, Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs and Ellen Wong, you’re about to. Brugel has starred in numerous comedies, most notably winning the 2014 Actra Award for the indie film, Sex After Kids. Recently, she’s taken several critically acclaimed turns, appearing in the Academy Award-winning film, Room, and playing Rita in The Handmaid’s Tale, a role that will be elevated to series regular status for season two. Jacobs is an actress and filmmaker who was raised in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in Quebec. In 2016, she helmed Stolen, a short film about missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada that won Best Aboriginal Film at the Yorkton Film Festival. Ellen Wong’s breakout role was opposite Michael Cera in the 2010 production Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. The Toronto-born actor currently stars as Jenny Chey/Fortune Cookie on the critically acclaimed Netflix show, Glow.On Sept. 12, the trio and a lineup of accomplished actors, directors and screenwriters will be honoured by Telefilm Canada and Maison Birks with the annual Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film award during the Toronto International Film Festival. We sat down with Brugel, Jacobs and Wong during their Globe Style photo shoot for a discussion about female voices in the movies and the tricky relationship between film and fashion. Facebook Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Mikmaw artist brings Indigenous tattoo revival to Newfoundland with hope of reclaiming

first_imgJustin Brake APTN News Since the mid-1980s Mi’kmaw artist Jerry Evans has been using art to speak to his ancestry.Evans is an actor, filmmaker and powwow dancer – and now a traditional Indigenous tattoo artist.In the process, he’s helping others explore and express their identities as Indigenous peoples. Like many in Newfoundland, the attempted assimilation of Mi’kmaq people and erasure of Mi’kmaq culture had a profound impact on him and his family.“There was so much that was lost, that my artwork for me became a means to learn about who I was who my family is, who our people are here in this place,” he said.“I guess to a certain extent it still speaks to that, my artwork does.”The recent establishment of the Earthline Tattoo Collective in British Columbia presented Evans with a new opportunity.Following in the footsteps of friend and fellow Mi’kmaw artist Jordan Bennett, Evans was selected as one of six Indigenous artists for the collective’s tattoo training residency in Kelowna, B.C.Now he’s inking friends in the basement of his home in St. John’s, including people from Inuit, Mi’kmaq and Métis communities.That includes his friend Stephen George, who already has a tattoo of his great-grandmother on his left arm.On his right, a tattoo of his grandfather.“I wanted something to connect the two ancestors on either arm and what Jerry’s doing now is—I call it Tkaqamkuk, you know, which is Mi’kmaw for Newfoundland, Land over the water,” he said.“The jagged lines are the waves, and the straight line is the land. And the starburst in the middle, well, we’re the People of the Dawn, right? So where the sun first comes up. So it’s all there together.”Evans and George were both denied Indian Status and membership under the Qalipu Mi’kmaq band.But they said status is not what defines them as Mi’kmaq people.“There was different things, bureaucratic, administrative things, that were going on that were quite beyond genealogy or identity issues that make us who we are — cultural things, ceremonial things,” said George.“They can’t be captured in a piece of paper you send to the government.”For Evans, the tattooing and its importance to him and others isn’t something Canada can measure in defining Indigenous people.“It’s part of not just me reclaiming something that was denied our family,” he said. “But it’s something that was denied here in this place for most our people. And it’s a way to reclaim our traditions, our power, and I’m honoured to be able to do this.”[email protected]last_img read more