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Stories Are in Our Bones

Janine Windolph
2019 | 11 min 17 s

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionSan Francisco American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, California (2019)

Long Synopsis - One Liner

Q & A with Janine Windolph



Promotional Materials


Janine Windolph

Photo : Candy Fox

Jon Montes
Producer (NFB)

Photo : Janine Kropla

Coty Savard
Associate Producer

Photo : Conor McNally

David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)

Photo : NFB


La Ronge, northern Saskatchewan
Treaty 6 Territory

Written and Directed by
Janine Windolph

With the participation of
Bruce McKenzie
Marian Otter
Corwyn Windolph-Turtle
Dawlari Windolph

Associate producer
Coty Savard

Jon Montes

Executive producer
David Christensen

Director of photography
Patrick McLaughlin

Conor McNally

Sound design and music
Anita Lubosch

Location sound recording
Tim Bender

Additional cinematography
Candy Fox

Cultural awareness training
Marian Otter

Jim Searson
Bruce McKenzie

Narration sound recording
Dmitri Bandet

Assistant editing
Marc Greene

Lori Heath

Technical coordination
Luc Binette

Mélanie Bouchard

Online editing
Tony Wytinck

Recording & re-recording
Bruce Little

Tammy Cook-Searson
Courtney Fiske
Ed Lavallee
Hans Olson
Jhaik Windy Hair

Filmed in part on location and with the permission of the Government of Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture, and Sport at Lac La Ronge Provincial Park.

Studio operations manager
Darin Clausen

Bree Beach
Devon Supeene

Production coordinator
April Dunsmore
Faye Yoneda

Production supervisor
Esther Viragh

Marketing manager
Leslie Stafford

Legal counsel
Christian Pitchen

Executive director for English program
Michelle Van Beusekom

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada
© 2019



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  • About the NFB

    The NFB is Canada’s public producer and distributor of award-winning documentaries, auteur animation, interactive stories, and participatory experiences. Since 1968, the NFB has produced over 300 works by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers—an unparalleled collection that pushes past dominant narratives and provides Indigenous perspectives to Canadian and global audiences. The NFB is implementing an action plan with commitments that include devoting a minimum of 15 percent of overall production spending to Indigenous-led productions and making these works more accessible via Indigenous Cinema, a destination on NFB.ca.