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New Ontario Arts Council rep for North Bay

Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.
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Darlene Naponse, submitted photo.

News release: Toronto, November 17, 2015 – The Ontario Arts Council (OAC) is pleased to announce that Darlene Naponse is the new interim Northeastern Consultant. Darlene is working part-time out of OAC’s Sudbury office on a one-year contract.

She will be OAC’s representative in the Northeast, serving artists and arts organizations in North Bay, Sudbury, Timmins, Sault Ste. Marie, Manitoulin Island, Hearst and surrounding communities. Her role includes raising awareness about OAC programs and services, and providing guidance around OAC grant applications. 

Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She is an accomplished filmmaker, writer and community advocate whose work has taken her to many First Nations communities, cities and towns. Darlene's films have screened at film festivals around the world including the Sundance International Film Festival. She is the owner of Pine Needle Productions, a film/video and audio recording studio located on her reserve.

Contact Information

128 Larch Street, Unit #402
Please make an appointment prior to your visit. 
Contact Darlene by phone at 1-705-222-0263 or 1-844-721-0111 (toll-free), or