Braves Wear Braves Documentary looks at the spiritual meaning of braids and the struggles Indigenous youth face to keep this vital piece of their culture alive. Featuring NHL hockey player Ethan Bear, Tsuut’ina Elders and other Indigenous men and women, we invite you to journey with us through their personal stories of adversity, resilience and forgiveness.
“There is a tonne of ignorance about braids. The good thing is that ignorance is curable.”
About the Film
Braves Wear Braids Documentary was filmed in the beautiful foothills of Treaty 7 on Tsuut’ina Nation land southwest of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Produced and Directed by our good friends Bryce & Jamie Starlight. Visit their website braveswearbraids.org for their Director’s statement and to find out more about this documentary.
Creative Direction, cinematography and editing by Dave Cheung.