Our congratulations to Pathway of Fame Inductee Drew Hayden Taylor (Class of 2018). The Curve Lake First Nation author and playwright took home a Canadian Screen Award earlier this week for the documentary “The Pretendians.”
The CBC feature, hosted by Hayden Taylor, received the prestigious Donald Brittain award for best social/political documentary program.
The documentary was partly filmed in Taylor’s home community of Curve Lake First Nation, and explores the appropriation of Indigenous identity and culture by non-Indigenous people.
It first aired last September on CBC-TV’s “The Passionate Eye.”
Taylor was also nominated for best writing for “The Pretendians,” as well as best host for the APTN documentary series “Going Native.”
The hardware was handed out in Toronto on Tuesday, April 11th.