B.A. 1986, University of Regina
Joined UVic Women's Studies in 1996
I am Métis, originally from Saskatchewan, and for the past thirty years I have been writing, directing and producing documentary films that give voice to the historical and contemporary experience of Indigenous women in Canada. My current work focuses on the experience of Indigenous women sex workers, and I am also developing a film script about my two Métis uncles who were killed in WWII.
- Indigenous women in Canada
- Indigenous cinema
- Documentary film production
Courses Designed and Taught
- WS 207 Indigenous Women in Canada
- WS 340 Indigenous Cinema
- WS 341 Narrated Lives: Indigenous Women's Auto/Biographies
Ericksen, Svend-Erik (Producer). Welsh, C. (Director/Writer). (2006). Finding Dawn. [Documentary]. Canada. The National Film Board of Canada.
Darling Kovanik, G. & Welsh, C. (Producers). Welsh, C. (Writer/Director). (2000). The Story of the Coast Salish Knitters. [Documentary]. Canada. Prairie Girl Films and the National Film Board of Canada.
Herring, I., Johansson, S., Macdonald, J. & Welsh, C. (Producers). Welsh, C. (Writer/Director). (1994). Keepers of the Fire. [Documentary]. Canada. Omni Film Productions and the National Film Board of Canada.
Johansson, S. & Welsh, C. (Producers). Bailey, N. (Director). Welsh, C. (Writer). (1991). Women in the Shadows. [Documentary]. Canada. Direction Films and the National Film Board of Canada.
"Women in the Shadows: Reclaiming a Metis Heritage", Feminisms in the Cinema, eds. L. Pietrapaola and A. Testaferri. Indiana University Press, 1995, 28-40.
"Listen with the ear to your heart: a conversation about story, voice and bearing witness" (with Sylvia Olson), in Screening Culture: Constructing Image and Identity, ed. Heather Norris Nicholson. Lexington Books, 2003.
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