Doreen Manuel

Appointed for a two-year term ending December 31, 2024 Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunaxa), MFA is the sixth child of Grand Chief Dr. George Manuel and spiritual leader Marceline Manuel. Doreen is a residential school survivor. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from UBC. She is an award-winning filmmaker. She is one of the developers of the esteemed Capilano University Indigenous Digital Filmmaking Program and sole owner of Running Wolf Productions. Doreen holds positions on the: Motion Picture Production Association of BC Equity and Inclusion Committee; Women in Film & TV Equity and Inclusion Lobby Group; Telefilm Indigenous Working Group; Moving Images Distribution Board of Directors; TELUS Storyhive Indigenous Advisory; and IM4 Virtual & Augmented Reality Training Program Matriarch Advisory. She is a Telefilm Talent to Watch partner and a founder and instructor of the esteemed WIFTV Tricksters and Writers feature film screenwriting program for Indigenous women. Ms. Manuel has an extensive background as a leader working in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centres. She has specialized in life skills programming, anti-gang violence, and youth at risk. As an educator, she has developed and led cultural and specialty programs for sexual abuse intervention and prevention, and First Nations recovery from violence and substance abuse. As a program manager she has assisted in the development of training programs for residential school survivor counsellors. Ms. Manuel has served on the Indian advisory boards of the University of Washington and Idaho State University, Okanagan University College First Nations Advisory, Urban Images for Native Indian Women Board of Directors, the North Western United States Language Preservation Council and is the President of the George Manuel Institute.