Donald Morin


Donald Morin


Filmmaker, Singer /Songwriter, teacher, filmmaker and Actor Donald Morin’s lineage is of the Gros Ventre, Sarcee, Cree, Saulteaux, and
Ojibwa and French lines and currently resides in Treaty 6 territory of Edmonton, Alberta. Donald just completed his second semester at Concordia University studying Music and French working towards a second degree. April, 2020 of this year Donald received notice of a grant award from The Alberta Media Alliance Society for his current film project As A Koden, Talking Story Who Is Your Name? October 2019, he secured his diploma in Graphic Design technology from CDI College upgrading his filmmaking skills from a Bachelor of Arts Degree FPA Major Film Concentrate at SFU School for Contemporary Arts 1989. Summer last year, Mr Morin performed for his late Uncle Gary Pruden , An Indigenous Veteran of The Canadian Forces, and Father and Warrior and Currently Donald’s song submission 'Mad Dogs on The Run Sundown' won best folk/singer/songwriter for the January 2020 Akademia Music Award in the category of Best Folk / Singer-Songwriter Song. December 2018, He won the Alberta Arts Foundation’s Indigenous Arts Award for his film work
and has completed essential work for the project 2019 toward. He is also writing Volume III of his Creator’s muse series of songs, poems, essays, plays, and backstory of the Artist and narrative of Metis Artist Donald Morin living and creating through the constraint of colonialism, and poplar culture. 2018, He performed his music for the May 5th Annual Events for murdered and missing Indigenous People, and he is a top player on the Number One Music Site and Number 2 at the ReverbNation website. 2016, his song Walking with Sweet Mary won best folk balled February for the Akademia Awards, USA. Previous work consisted of the lead role of “Sam Wolf” for Caravan Farm Theatre summer musical IOU LAND. His music has been performed throughout Europe, Hawaii, and Salish Territory throughout the years. Mr. Donald Morin performed at the Truth & Reconciliation Event in Edmonton, 2014 and the Neechie Festival, a benefit for the Siksika people flooded outside of Calgary
Alberta. The event was held at Hobbema Reserve. May 2013, he was the Technical Director and coordinator of The Edmonton Red Jam Slam event with coordinator Carrie Lawrence. He completed acting work on his recurring character Johnny on BLACKSTONE, a Canadian TV series
Other film involvement consisted of acting coach and camera work for auditioning aspect the film The Family by Jason Jeffery. 2012 Mr.
Morin also appeared at The Calgary International Film Festival in The World Premiere of The Feature Film the Killing Games by Canadian Director Barry J. Gillis. He was also hired for the Aboriginal Arts
Festivals held in Edmonton 2010 and 2011 and involved with International Artist Rebecca Belmore with her performance artwork at the Museum of
Anthropology and the Orr Gallery in Vancouver 2010. 2008 Donald worked for Monroe Communications as an actor on a web-based project call The Law Project. 2007 he studied and worked with Gunargie O’Sullivan during the Ten-Day Intensive of The Activist Documentary Film Workshop of the Galliano Island Film and Television School in BC. He also co-produced radio programs for Coop Radio’s Community Radio Programs When
Spirit Whispers and Snewaylh Language program with Co-host/producer Gunargie O’Sullivan”. 2006, he performed for Rebecca Belmore and
acted for Infinity Films of Florida, USA. Other work consisted
of a showing of his 1995 animation Sky People, Spirits, and Transformations, the 1988 SFU Film Workshop dual screen narrative
collaborative Take It Easy When You Talk About Me, and a short film montage for Aboriginal Film Night. 2004, he did film mentoring
work for The Indigenous Media Arts Group (IMAG) and completed teaching the Professional Development program for Native Artists at
IMAG. He showed a 45 minute version of his 7 Fires 4 U Kitchi Manitou film and presented his academic paper NDNs In the Age Of Terror in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at the University Of Georgia, Art & Design and for The Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2004 International Conference. He was also one of the keynote Speakers/Presenters at The Annual AGM for The National Alliance for Media Artists at the RimShot Media Festival
in Vancouver and did the lighting for the short The Birthday produced by Wendy Nahanee. 2003, he completed the S.E.A.R.C.H program @ The Alliance for Art and Culture, sat for the 2,003 Canada Council for The Arts selection committee and continued at the Digital Film program at The Native Education Centre. The 7 Fires 4 U…Kitchi Manitou film was
also presented @ the 13th. Annual La Terres En Vue Film/Video Festival in Montreal of June, 2,003. That year he also completed the direction
of two video shorts for Monique Giard entitled VICIOUS ATTACK, and I’M
FIRST NATIONS AND PROUD OF IT. 2,002, 7Fires 4 U…Kitchi Manitou
premiered @ the 5th. Annual IMAGeNation Indigenous Film/Video Festival in Vancouver. 2002 he directed and videographed the one-hour DVCAM
production promoting Elder’s Care for Producer Rasunah Marsden. Work also involved Film Consultant for German Company Relevant Film’s project “BluePrint", photographed in Europe and Canada. In
2,001, Donald shot 16mm film for 7 Fires 4 U…Kitchi Manitou and worked with Robert Free of the American Indian Movement in Seattle Washington. 2,000, Mr Morin also worked on various Television series such as First Wave, and So Weird. He also published the magazine edition of The Metis Sauvage European Tour website for Mannitou Creations and shot 16mm film footage of his 2,002 release. 1999, He produced and toured The Metis Sauvage European Tour in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and London. March 94, he worked as a principal actor in the NBC Movie of The Week with Richard Crenna and Beverly De” Angelo in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Morin produced and edited the 96-minute documentary dance video of Karen Jamieson’s cross-cultural
production of Gawa Gyani in Tokyo, Japan 1994. Donald was also the Writer/Director and Producer and fellow actor for NDNs & Dogs, A Multi-media theatre event at Neo-Nativist festival (90), Earth Voice Festival (92) & The National Native Youth and Multicultural Conference
85/88/91, he was drama instructor/director for the Spirit
Song Theatre Company, Vancouver, BC, where he rewrote Sea Street to an eight person play for Native youth from a two person show for
the 1987 Indigenous World Native Youth Conference, UBC, from one man play for Surrey Teachers Assoc. 1985, he was also the lead Actor for Soul Survivor, which toured the Edmonton Fringe Festival & Vancouver Fringe Festival. Donald Morin was with the Directors Guild of Canada from 1983-1989 and The Marie Morton Talent Agency from 1981-1992. Early start in the “biz were parts on Mars Need Helen Production and First Blood as a Stand-in. Mr Morin began his 40-year career in September,1980 and continues to work as a performer and filmmaker today. All inquires for Mr. Morin can be directed to (780)983-7189, email, or website at or In closing Donald gives credit to the Most High for giving him music to share to the world. Miigweech, all my relations!

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