Mélanie Brière is a Producer at the Québec, Canadian Francophonie and Acadian Documentary Studio. Since November 2021, she has been working to promote Indigenous cinema, showcase its creators, and build bridges between Indigenous and French-speaking communities.
A producer, director, and activist, she has produced and directed documentaries, short films, and awareness-raising works for the Wapikoni. She organized the first Wapikoni arts residency as part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages (2019). She was also executive producer of the documentary series Dans un territoire près de chez vous (Terre Innue/APTN and Unis).
In 2018, she wrote the Wapikoni Teaching Guide: An Introduction to the Diversity of Indigenous Cultures in Canada for teachers in schools associated with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. She also sits on the Indigenous advisory councils of the NFB and Space for Life and on the board of directors of Musique Nomade.She is currently developing documentary projects with Marie-Kristine Petiquay, Kim O’bomsawin, and Maryse Legagneur.
Mélanie is a Quebecer and member of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation.