Speaker Lisa Meeches



Lisa Meeches

Founder and Executive Producer

Eagle Vision

Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Meeches is one of the most respected producers in the film industry, and is a Member of the Order of Canada and Order of Manitoba. Originally from Long Plain First Nation, Sandy Bay First Nation, and Ebb and Flow First Nation, Lisa studied broadcasting in North Dakota, and began her career in 1986 with the Native Media Network.

Lisa has produced many critically acclaimed projects including The Sharing Circle, Canada’s longest-running Indigenous television series; Ice Road Truckers; Parent’s Choice award-winning children’s series Tipi Tales; Gemini Award-winning Elijah; and the three-times nominated two-time Canadian Screen Award winning Jack. She executive produced the CSA-winning We Were Children and her most recent credits include executive producer credits on Finality of Dusk, Night Raiders, Burden of Truth and the feature documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On that debuted at TIFF 2023.

Lisa was the Director, Events Planning and Artistic Programming for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and travelled the country with a team interviewing residential school survivors for the Legacy of Hope Project. Amongst her important work, Lisa served as Creative Director/Executive Producer for the National MMIWG Inquiry which yielded two Shorty Award honours, and won a Beyond Borders Media Award for her work on Taken as co-creator, executive producer, director and host, for which she was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. Lisa was also honoured as a 2020 Trailblazer at the Reelworld Film Festival.

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