Re: Stock + Sonya Ballantyne

Indigenous Joy

Sonya is a creative focused on Indigenous women and girls in non-traditional film genres from the Misipawistik Cree Nation. Her collection showcases Native joy in scenes from every day life.

Her collection of footage was filmed on Treaty One territory: the home of the Cree, the Ojibway, the Oji-Cree, the Dakota, the Dene and the Métis Nations.

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Indigenous woman writing in a journal and checking her phone

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Close up on Indigenous chef in a face mask as she cooks in a commercial kitchen

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Indigenous woman eating her meal while thoughtfully writing

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Indigenous woman talking on her phone in a restaurant

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Indigenous woman cutting into her food during a meal in a restaurant

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Bored Indigenous waitress on her phone looking off into the distance

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Indigenous waitress walks from kitchen to set cutlery down next to an Indigenous man writing in his notebook.

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Indigenous man drinking coffee and looking at his phone

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Indigenous woman listing to an unseen friend while eating in a restaurant

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Indigenous man laughing over phone

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Indigenous woman speaking animatedly to an unseen friend in a restaurant

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Indigenous woman eating a dinner in a restaurant and enjoying her meal

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Indigenous man smiling

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Two Indigenous friends leaving a table after completing dinner with take out containers in hand

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Indigenous friends taking a selfie in a bar

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Indigenous waiter walks from kitchen and sets down a plate for a patron. She thanks him and takes a picture of her food for her social media

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Indigenous man thoughtfully writing while having a meal in a restaurant

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Close up on Indigenous chef drizzling oil onto fish fillets cooking on a grill, which she then prods with a spatula

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Indigenous friends taking a selfie on a phone

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Indigenous chef taking a bowl from a microwave and placing its contents on an another plate

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Indigenous man stirring coffee and drinking from mug

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Indigenous man listening to unseen friend while eating in a restaurant

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Indigenous man approaches bar and smiles at friend

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Indigenous man cutting into his food while dining in a restaurant

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Indigenous waitress wiping a counter

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Indigenous woman sharing salt with an unseen friend during meal

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Indigenous woman eating a salad and using her phone to photograph friend

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Indigenous man grinning

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Indigenous woman talking in a restaurant and laughing

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Indigenous friends laughing over a phone

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Indigenous woman on her phone excitedly talking and then texting.

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Indigenous woman on her phone in a bar

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Indigenous woman writing in a notebook while sitting down to eat in a restaurant

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Indigenous friends smiling over a meme on a phone

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Indigenous woman taking a photo of her food for her social media profiles

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Indigenous man writing in a notebook while seated to eat in a restaurant

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Indigenous man writing in his notebook while seating in a restaurant

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Indigenous friends taking selfie

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Indigenous chef walking over to boiling pot with bowl in her hand to take cooked veggies out. She pours them into the bowl.

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Indigenous woman writing in a notebook while eating and looking at her phone

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Close up on Indigenous chef sprinkling dressing onto salad that she is plating for an order

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Indigenous waitress serving coffee to Indigenous patron

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Indigenous woman eating a salad while day dreaming

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Bored Indigenous woman brightening when she sees a friend

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Indigenous waitress wiping counter while talking to male friend

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Indigenous friends sharing a laugh

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Indigenous man laughing

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Indigenous woman eating a salad while talking with a friend