Meet the Regina hosts for Aboriginal Day Live:
Jennifer Podemski is an award winning, Gemini-nominated actor born and raised in Toronto. With 20 years of experience, Jennifer is best known for her roles in Bruce McDonald’s acclaimed feature film Dance Me Outside, CBC’s The Rez, and Riverdale. She has appeared in more than 100 television series and feature films but most recently appeared in the comedy series Moose TV, Degrassi TNG, and The Robber Bride.
Jennifer began producing in 1999 when she co-founded production company Big Soul Productions with Laura Milliken. Together they created and produced many award winning television and film projects, including the first dramatic series to be created, produced and written by an all-Aboriginal production team, Moccasin Flats, which aired on APTN for three seasons and garnered three Gemini nominations.
Dedicating a large part of her time to working with children and youth, Jennifer tours Canada and the US speaking to Native youth and facilitating workshops in self-awareness, goal setting and self-empowerment. She has delivered over 1000 keynote addresses, sharing information on Aboriginal participation in the media and bridging the cultural divide. Jennifer works to build capacity within the Aboriginal community.