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Seven Oaks School Division
Community Begins Here
Apr 19, 2021
School Day 1
No School Today
Sonya Ballantyne

Sonya Ballantyne is a Swampy Cree writer and filmmaker originally from Misipawistik Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba Canada. Her work focuses on Indigenous women and girls in non-traditional genres such as horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. She hopes to write a Superman feature film one day. 

 

​During her session, Sonya will talk about her background growing up on the Misipawistik Cree Nation and what led to her pursuing a creative career. Through her interest in comic books and Star Trek, Sonya's nerdity became her sword and shield against the racism she faced as a Cree girl.