Each episode of 7TH GEN tells the story of incredible young Indigenous people living their dreams and changing the world despite the obstacles they’ve faced. In every story, these inspiring individuals have claimed their path by connecting with their culture and history and finding the courage to share their gifts.
Mary Galloway is a member of the Cowichan Tribes of the Coast Salish People from Vancouver Island and is a fast-rising actor, writer, and director. Is she ready to conquer her most personal project yet, a web series that embraces her queer identity?
Jay Soule, of Chippewa of the Thames First Nation, is a multi-faceted Toronto-based artist also known as Chippewar. How will his new installation Built on Genocide challenge the way we understand Canada’s colonial history?
Katarina Ziervogel is an Ojibway-Mohawk screenwriter from Sagkeeng First Nation who is deaf. Having won awards for her work and advocacy, what will Katarina do next to teach the world about deaf culture and accessibility?
Jesse Cockney is an Olympic cross-country skier of Inuvialuit heritage from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Can he inspire healthy living through his work as a mentor and his training as a kinesiologist?
Jaimie Isaac is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation on Treaty 1 Territory. She is a highly accomplished multidisciplinary artist who is deeply committed to her family and culture. What keeps her going when her workload overflows?
Paul Rabliauskus is one of Canada’s top Indigenous comedians. As his star rises, can Paul keep the momentum of his career on the rise while staying grounded in his beloved community of Poplar River First Nation?
Nadya Kwandibens, from Animakee Wa Zhing First Nation, is a stunning and impactful photographer. Recognized and honoured internationally, how is her work changing the world?
Kairyn Potts is a member of the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation. How is he using his platform as a TikTok superstar to advocate for youth, the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and Indigenous people?
Melissa Brown & Candace Neumann
Melissa Brown is a midwife from Sagkeeng First Nation and Dinétah Navajo Nation and she is Anishinaabe/Dene. Candace Neumann is a doula from the Métis Nation in Treaty 1 Territory. How are they helping to reclaim traditional Indigenous reproductive health practices?
Jay Mousseau, Anishinaabe from Sandy Bay First Nation, is the owner and operator of Pinessee Exteriors. How has he overcome the challenges of his youth, including incarceration, to become the leader he is today?
Layten Byhette - Chelazon Leroux
Layten Byhette is Dene from Buffalo River Dene Nation and Fond Du Lac First Nation. How is this multi-disciplinary artist and businessperson making magic happen, with their drag persona Chelazon Leroux, and as an influencer?
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine is Innu from Pessamit, now living in Montréal. With a major anniversary of one of her major works coming up, how is this poet-performer, actress, and visual artist using her voice for Indigenous and environmental rights?
Mihskakwan James Harper
Mihskakwan James Harper, Cree from Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation, is an engineer and clean energy innovator. How is his passion for climate justice and youth mentorship taking him around the world?
Taalrumiq is an Inuvialuk and Gwich'in from Tuktoyaktuk, Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Northwest Territories. With her career as a fashion designer taking off, how is she also sharing her culture through social media and artist?
Matthew Monias - Mattmac
Many people know Matthew Monias by his stage name - Mattmac. How is this Oji-Cree, blind recording artist from Garden Hill First Nation taking the world by storm with his music and blazing trails with his advocacy work?
Makaela Blake is Inuit-Punjabi, originally from Gander, Newfoundland. Although she is young, she is already sparking change and challenging institutional systems with her advocacy work as she explores and shares her culture.
Jon-Ross Merasty-Moose is Cree from O-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation, Brochet and Thompson, Manitoba. How is this educator, athlete, coach, husband, father, and livestreamer living his best life while giving back to Indigenous youth?
Melissa Brown is an Anishinaabe Ojibway-Jamaican woman from Winnipeg who grew up in the inner city. How is this entrepreneur, chef, and mother sparking the change she wants to see in her community?
Brandon Nolan & Jordan Nolan
Jordan and Brandon Nolan, born and raised in Garden River First Nation, are part of an NHL hockey legacy. How are these brothers sharing their love of the sport with Indigenous youth across the country?
Laura Grizzlypaws is a descendant of the Stʼatʼimc Nation, from the Bear Clan community of Xwísten, and from Lillooet, BC. From dancing and drumming to bodybuilding and more, how is Laura's incredible story teaching and inspiring others?