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Derrick LaMere

Producer / Director

Derrick LaMere is a Native American Filmmaker from Spokane Washington by way of the Colville indian Reservation.

"The 7th Wave"

The 2013 coastal Canoe Journey was one of the largest canoe journey gatherings in recent memory. The film follow the Quinault Indian Nation as they host the journey on their traditional homeland. 

Official Selections:

LA Skins Film Festival

American Indian Film Festival

Bare Bones Film Festival

One Nation Film Festival

First Nations Film & Video Festival

Canada International Film Festival

Audience Award at the One Nation Film Festival.

"Makwa Jiimaan Deep Water Deep Roots"

In the summer of 2016, 6 Teme-Augama Anishnabai youth built a traditional Temagami Birch Bark Canoe on their homeland N'Dakimenan. Over the course of 6 weeks, we documented them harvesting, preparing and building their canoe all on their traditional homeland
Makwa Jiimaan is currently screening at multiple universities across Canada and the US.

Official Selection:

Princeton Environmental Film Festival

"United by Water" 

The 5 tribes of the Upper Columbia River unite on the water in traditional canoes for the first time since the Grand Coulee Dam flooded their traditional waterways 76 years ago.

Official Selections:

LA Skins Film Festival

California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival