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Native Nibbles

Native Nibbles - E01 Two-Spirit Frybread

Native Nibbles is an Indigenous Cooking show hosted by the fabulous, the stunning, Corey-Sleeps-With-Bears. In this exclusive episode, shot on location in Roxanne's Air-BnB in Regina SK, Corey enlists the help of a special guest from New Zealand, and shows us how to make his signature Two-Spirit frybread recipe.

  • Candy Renae Fox
  • Howard Adler
  • Leo Koziol
  • Candy Renae Fox
  • Howard Adler
  • Leo Koziol
  • Trudy Stewart
  • Howard Adler
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 2, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Maori
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Wairoa Maori Film Festival
    Wairoa, New Zealand
    New Zealand
    June 4, 2017
Director Biography - Candy Renae Fox, Howard Adler, Leo Koziol

Three two spirit LGBTQ film makers came together in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, to direct and create "Native Nibbles, Episode One."

Howard Adler: Howard Adler holds a BA in Indigenous Studies from Trent University, and an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University. He is currently the Workshop Coordinator at SAW Video Media Art Centre, he also works as a freelance Videographer and Video Editor, and is the Co-Director and Programmer for the Asinabka Festival, an annual Indigenous film and media arts festival in Ottawa. Howard’s film and video work has been exhibited in both Gallery settings and Film Festivals, such as ImagineNATIVE (Toronto), Weengushk (Sudbury), Biindigaate (Thunder Bay), One World (Ottawa), FNFVF (Chicago), Dellie Maa Sapmi (Sweden). Howard is Jewish and Ojibwa and a member of Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in North-western Ontario.

Leo Koziol: Leo Koziol is of Māori (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngati Rakaipaaka tribes) and Polish descent. Leo Koziol is the founder and director of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival of Aotearoa New Zealand, which since 2005 has been the nation’s premiere platform for the promotion and presentation of Māori and indigenous film arts. Leo Koziol travels the world promoting Māori and Pasifika film making and storytelling to global audiences. In 2015, he was part of the Māori delegation to Rochefort Pacifique in France, was a Pitch Jury member of the Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival in Malaysia, and was an official delegate to the NEXTus world gathering of indigenous film festival directors in Canada. Leo Koziol is co-curator with Craig Fasi (Pollywood Film Festival) of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika programme of the NZ International Film Festival. Leo Koziol has an astute knowledge of Māori and Pasifika cinema and media art, as well as the ability to curate the cutting edge of works in Aotearoa and the Pacific. Leo Koziol has curated film programmes for the Wairoa Māori Film Festival that have screened in Australia, Tahiti, Hawaii, Canada, USA, Finland, France, Germany, Rarotonga and Malaysia. In 2016, Leo Koziol curated a programme of Takatāpui / 2 Spirit film works in collaboration with Asinabka Film Festival in Canada. Leo Koziol is executive producer of a new documentary on Māori cinema, currently in production by Māori film maker Hiona Henare. Leo Koziol has an Honours degree in Regional Planning from Massey University. Past employment includes Policy Advocate at the Resource Renewal Institute in San Francisco (1996-2000) and District Planner at Wairoa District Council (2002-2006). Since 2006 he has been employed as Kaitohu (Advisor) at Te Puni Kōkiri (Ministry of Māori Development) in Auckland, where he has oversight of the region’s creative arts portfolio. At Te Puni Kōkiri, he led the team that established the Atamira Māori in the City event, a large scale Māori arts and culture expo held biannually from 2007 to 2013. Most recently, Leo Koziol has taken up the role of host of a new weekly radio show on Māori Radio Waatea in Auckland, “Kōrero Kiriata,” which has a focus on film, arts, theatre and storytelling in both a Māori/Pasifika and global indigenous context. This radio show is broadcast and podcast to national and international audiences.

Candy Renae Fox: Candy Fox is a Cree actor and filmmaker from the Piapot First Nation. She is a recent graduate of the University of Regina where she attained her Bachelor of Fine Arts for Film Production. She is known for her work on Moccasin Flats, Rabbit Fall, Moccasin Flats: Redemption, and The Sabbatical – as well as her recent award-winning film, Backroads. Candy's work is strongly influenced by her identity and the connections she holds closely to her family, history, and community. She is currently doing an artist residency for the North American Indigenous Games Legacy Project as well as creating short documentary films for RezX TV.

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Director Statement

For centuries, indigenous people around the world who are “Two Spirit” – or in the Maori worldview “Takatapui” – have faced prejudice and persecution. The voices of the Two Spirit
LGBTQ community have risen up, and an international inter-tribal movement between indigenous peoples has grown.

It is in this spirit that three international indigenous film festivals – Wairoa, Mispon and Asinabka – have come together to create the Seven Fires Project, an international Two Spirit LGBT collaborative film making project.
The project commenced in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in December 2016 at the Mispon Film Festival. Three two spirit film makers – Howard Adler, Candy Renae Fox and Leo Koziol – worked alongside producer Trudy Stewart (who is also creative director of the host festival Mispon) and completed two short films: Native Nibbles: Two Spirit Fry Bread and Buffalo Girl: A Two Spirit Tale.

The project continued in Aotearoa New Zealand in June 2017, and will conclude in Ottawa, Canada in August 2018.