Renae Morriseau

Last updated: January 10, 2024

Renae Morriseau is a Cree (nehiyaw iskwew ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ) and Saulteaux woman (nahkawiskwêw ᓇᐦᑲᐃᐧᐢᑫᐧᐤ) from the Treaty 1 Territory on the lands known as Manitoba. She’s been creating artistic works for most of her life and has journeyed across Turtle Island and internationally. As an interdisciplinary, inter-tribal artist, Renae has created and supported Indigenous work in music, theatre, film and television. She recently had a lead acting role in a new feature film, Angela’s Shadow directed and co-written by Cree filmmaker, Dr. Jules Koostachin. This film will hit the film festival circuit in 2024. Renae’s song, AaSheNii will also be featured in this film. She had the honour to direct Rosanna Deerchild's first theatrical play, The Secret to Good Tea in March 2023 at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Company and again had her music featured in this production.

This past June, Renae directed and supported text, and voice with The Rumble Sound System, an experimental Dub music collaboration. The producers, Rumble Theatre have these creations online: The Rumble Sound System.

She just completed co-directing with Bruce Sinclair, his play, Mary of Patuanak through the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre in Saskatoon, SK. Her song, Ogitaadis was shared for this production. Lastly, Renae is honoured to work with creative minds and hearts to bring Frances Koncan’s Women of the Fur Trade to life at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

kinanâskomitin ᑭᓇᓈᐢᑯᒥᑎᐣ!" Thank you, I am grateful.

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