This biopic film celebrates the legacy, success and life time achievements of Secwepemc matriarch; Muriel Sasakamoose.
Kind Heart and Secwepemc Matriarch is a film about Muriel Sasakamoose (Kind Heart). Since a young age, Muriel has had a legacy thrust upon her with many opportunities to succeed as a strong Indigenous woman. To name a few, Muriel was the first Indigenous woman to attend public school in Kamloops, the first Indigenous woman to be elected to the Royal Inland Hospital board, first Indigenous woman to run a provincial and federal election, and she is the only last living founding member of the BC Native Women's Association. Our film shares Muriels story from a young age to the present. We discuss her life growing up in Kamloops, her family, her first jobs, her successes, contributions to the community and the legacy she has created for her family and others.
All members of our team have something in common; they love to connect with others, they are creative, they love to share & tell a great story, and they all have a love for the cinematic arts.
Muriel was born and raised on the Secwepemc territory north of Kamloops (Paul Lake).
Muriel and her brother were the first Indigenous students to attend a public school here.
Muriel is an elder on the council for Cknucwentn First Nations Court at the Kamloops Law Courts.