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*POSTPONED* Impact Storytelling for Change - A Virtual Workshop with Layla Staats

*POSTPONED* Impact Storytelling for Change - A Virtual Workshop with Layla Staats

Regular price $75.00 CAD
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Sorry, this workshop has been postponed due to low attendance. Stay tuned for new date announcements! 


Saturday & Sunday, April 13th & 14th, 10am CST - 1pm CST

This is a virtual workshop; participants must have adequate access to online video chatting software from home, or make arrangements to use a computer in person at the WFG by emailing Participants will be sent a meeting link before the workshop date. 

Indigenous communities have used storytelling since time immemorial to transfer important knowledge and teachings and guide the next generations to live in a good way and stay connected to their ancestors. In many tribes there was no written language, so the only way to make sure knowledge passed on was through oral communication and the use of stories.

Join Layla Staats. Mohawk filmmaker, as she shares some of the ways to incorporate an ancient practice into modern day digital content without conforming to the trending clickbait strategies of today’s online content.

Learn how to move an audience emotionally, and create a lasting impact with stories that penetrate our societies short attention span and genuinely leave them forever changed and inspired to take action. This two day workshop will guide you on a process to creating your own Impact Story and give you simple strategies to incorporate your story into digital content to share with the world.

What To Expect:

● Understand why storytelling has been the main method of knowledge transmission within Indigenous communities and dive deeper into your understanding of the power of storytelling
● Learn the secret formula to crafting a story that truly moves your audience, inspires them, and even helps them to believe in themselves
● See how Activism through Film can create real lasting change in our society using effective storytelling
● Craft your own Impact Story and step into your power and purpose as a storyteller
● Work with a group of storytellers from all levels to listen, compare, and collaborate
● See Layla’s process for creating her own documentary, with less that $5000 that’s now been seen by thousands of students and teachers across Turtle Island.

About the instructor:

Layla Staats is an inspirational and creative multidisciplinary Artist based in the Six Nations, whose works stem from her journey of understanding and reclaiming her Indigenous strength as a generation survivor of residential schools. As an Indigenous Filmmaker, Musician, Speaker, and Activist, she advocates for Indigenous rights, and utilizes her mediums to provide a platform for the stories and movements of her community. Layla has dedicated her life to her work in order to deeply nurture and inspire compassion, respect, and admiration for her people and roots. Which is why her keynotes and workshops reach the audience on a deep and emotional level. Layla Staats is a powerful artist with a profound calling and a gift for connection.


This workshop needs 4 participants minimum to run.

Notice Given: Eligible for:
At least 7 days prior to start date Full refund
7 days to 48 hours prior to start date Full refund less 20% administration fee
Less than 48 hours prior to start date No refund

The Winnipeg Film Group reserves the right to cancel any course where the minimum registration has not been met. Anyone registered for a course that has been cancelled is eligible for a full refund, Cancelled course fees may also be used towards any other Winnipeg Film Group training programs.

Assistance and accommodations are available to participants with different disabilities. Please call or email us for more information:

If you’re having trouble signing up for a workshop, please email or call (204) 925-3456 (ext 111) Monday-Friday 10am – 5pm.

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