A Blackfoot filmmaker from the Piikani and Kainai Nations in Southern Alberta, Cowboy Smithx uses his culture as a foundation to create. Smithx is the founder and curator of the highly acclaimed international Indigenous speaker series REDx Talks and is the artistic director for the Iiniistsi Treaty Arts Society.
“I think creativity is very much a spiritual realm, it’s a nexus between reality and what is potentially possible or what is potentially impossible,” he says. “Bringing all of those dimensions together to create something out of thin air, I think that’s a magical thing.”
About The Storytelling Project & WeMaple
Calgary Arts Development is pleased to partner with WeMaple in their efforts to highlight stories of creativity in our city. This video series shines a spotlight on artists and projects in Calgary that show the importance of living a creative life.
The Storytelling Project raises awareness about Calgarians who, by living creative lives, are making Calgary a better city, effecting positive change and enriching others’ lives.
Have a story to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.