Perspectives: Noelani Kanuha Auguston

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Date and Time

Thu, Feb 1, 2024 - 5:00pm

Followed by a catered open reception

Part of the Exhibition

Join writer, producer and creative artist Noelani Auguston (Shxhwá:y and Kanaka Maoli) from Children of the Setting Sun Productions. Noelani will discuss CSSP’s latest project– an episodic TV drama titled The Sound– and their efforts to engage tribal youth and address their mental health experiences in a dramatic narrative form. Free and open to the public.

About The Sound

The Sound is a coming-of-age TV drama that follows a group of Indigenous Coast Salish teens as they travel through their ancestral waterways in a traditional canoe. Their journey starts as an escape from hurt and trauma, but soon becomes a purposeful route to transformation and self-discovery.

Starring Stormee Kipp (Prey, Sooyii), Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Kayak to Klemtu, Monkey Beach) and Paul Nutarariaq (The Grizzlies), The Sound harnesses the momentum created by recent successes in Native American film and television, this time bringing Coast Salish cultures to the forefront.

The Sound’s pilot episode is complete and we are now seeking partnerships to complete a 10-episode series for distribution via a major streaming platform.

View the trailer.

About Noelani

Creative Artist, Noelani Kanuha Auguston (Bumatay-Jefferson) is a member of the Shxhwa:y Village of the Stol:o Nation and Kanaka Maoli. Wife and mother of one. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest Coast corner of Bellingham, WA on her traditional homelands. In 2014 Noelani received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, Seattle. As a 2020 graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, in Santa Fe, NM, she obtained a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing with a focus in screenwriting.

Learn more about Noelani by visiting her website.

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