Kristy Assu (Haida/Kwakwaka’wakw) grew up in the We Wai Kai community in Campbell River, BC. She graduated with honors from the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program at Capilano University in North Vancouver. She has gained experience in the Indigenous film and television industry, specializing in the areas of Project Management, Producing and Production Financing. She has also worked independently with APTN on multiple documentary series, children’s programming and on a variety of corporate and community films for Indigenous communities across North America. Some of her documentary series include Samaqan: Water Stories and Storytellers in Motion. Her most recent work includes “Sgaawaay K’uuna - Edge of the Knife”, the first ever Haida Language dramatic feature film where she was a Producer and Production Supervisor. She is passionate about supporting the growth of creators with authentic indigenous voices through meaningful relationships and mentorship strategies with TELUS STORYHIVE.