Leena Minifie

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Software Knowledge:
Microsoft Office/iWorks
Final Cut Pro / Video Production
Webinars: GoTo/Adobe Connect/Google

Video & lighting
Audio recording & microphones

Remote Management:
Slack & Trello
Asana & Google Docs

2017/07 –Present “Project Manager| Seiche Consulting | Minneapolis, MN
Working in communications and strategy for various foundations, non-profits and digital campaigns.”
2014/03 – 2017/01 “Host, Producer, Coordinator| UBC Faculty of Medicine | Vancouver, BC
Social Media strategy creation & implementation. Increased web traffic and returning visitors by 400%. Producing Indigenous lead health sessions in an interactive format, prioritizing community knowledge in an equal balance with Western medicine perspectives.”
2014/10 – Present “Editor, Indigenous Reporting Fund| Ricochet Media| Remote
Started the IRF as an independent section of online digital publication with long form news, video-reports and photojournalism essays. Oversee one Editor in French team, and edit a team of eight regular contributors work with the team.”
2013/03 – 2014/03 “Executive Director| Sakewewak First Nations Artists’ Collective | Regina, SK
Director of non-profit arts and cultural organization that serves Aboriginal membership base in Regina.
Created a new board, hired new staff, constructed the first gallery space after 10 yrs.
First person to take the collective through renewal with extensive history and policy review for last 10 years.
Successfully brought us out of deficit within 8 months of starting.
Took membership from 4 to 70 within 6 months of outreach.”
2005/10 – 2012/10 “Project Manager, Community Consultant| Coppermoon Communications | Vancouver BC
Coordinating and producing a variety of projects for a multi-media and communications company that produces online projects for Aboriginal clients.”
2012/07 – 2012/09 “Production Coordinator| IAIA 50th Anniversary | Santa Fe, NM
Coordinating fundraising department, installation, documentation, staff, volunteers, art donations.
Successfully raised over $250,000, the highest amount ever in history of the gala and auction event.”
2011/09 – 2011/11 “Freelance Writer and Content Producer| | Online
Interviewer, videographer, editor and writer for articles on daily blog.
First producer to incorporate video for our blog resulting in doubling of our subscribers”
2010/06 – 2011/07 “Public Relations| Historic Santa Fe Foundation | Santa Fe, NM
Producing audio, video, print and web on architectural preservation and history of architecture in Santa Fe,NM
Responsible for developing and execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives
Lead successful online crowd sourcing fundraising campaign (Indiegogo)
Creating monthly video content for YouTube/Vimeo on all restoration projects”
2010/10 – 2010/10 “Producer| The Heist | Vancouver, BC
The Heist, 5 min, HD, dance film, in association with The House of La Douche
Nominee for Golden Sheaf at Yorkton Film Festival 2011, MixNYC 28th Queer Experimental Film Festival”
2009/05 – 2009/10 “Producer | ?E?anx (The Cave) | Vancouver, BC
?E?anx (The Cave),12 min, HD, short sci-fi, in association with Rugged Media Productions
Sundance 2011, Official Selection, Berlinale 2010, SWAIA Class X 2012,”
2009/05 – 2009/10 “Production Manager| The MIX III Productions | Vancouver, BC
Coordinating crew for travel booking interviews, and arranging shoots for live Indigenous music from around the world.”
2008/05 – 2008/06 “Producer’s Assistant| Screen Siren Pictures Inc. | Vancouver, BC
Mentoree working under the producer for CFTPA’s and Telefilm’s National Producing”
2007/06 – 2007/12 “Producer’s Assistant| Nehiyawetan | Vancouver, BC
Nehiyawetan – six episode children’s Aboriginal language series for APTN”
2006/10 – 2007/10 “Journalist/Correspondent| APTN National News | Vancouver, BC
Produced news stories for Primetime National News for APTN”
2003/11 – 2005/01 “Public Relations/Producer| IMAGeNation Aboriginal Film & Video Festival | Van., BC
Publicity, promotions, advertising and media relations. Recruited sponsors, co-sponsors and partner for the festival. Also Responsible for community outreach for festival”
2003/12 – 2007/12 “Outreach Coordinator/Board Member| Redwire Native Youth Media Society | Vancouver, BC
Implemented policies & procedures, hiring staff and organizing volunteers. Coordinated submissions, community outreach and distribution. Wrote articles and music reviews for magazine”
2005/01 – 2006/09 “Associate Producer| CBC Radio 1| Prince Rupert, BC
Researcher, writer, interviewer, field recording, editing, mixing, journalism and features”
2001/09 – 2004 “Radio 3 Live Concerts| CBC Radio 3 | Vancouver, BC
Videographer for livestreamed concerts hosted by mobile unit”
2014 “Figuring the Plural| Chicago Institute of Art
The book is based on comprehensive research of artist run centers and celebrates the work of minority sector of the arts community. Wrote on Indigenous New Media and Film across North America as well as consulting for rest of book around Native run artist centers .”
2014 “Life as Motion, Motion as Life| Oklahoma University Press
(Chapter) Life as Motion, Motion as Life: Expressions in Filmmaking, Dance, and New Media is on experimental Native Film and New Media. The book is titled, Art in Motion by Denver Art Museum, Ed. John Lukavic.”
2013 “Idle No More and Organic Trending| Green Memes
Web-book Creative Commons, (chapter) Idle No More and Organic Trending, The Most Amazing Online Organizing Guide Ever, Green Memes, Ed. Solomon Joe & Kelley Megan.”
2014 “Media Democracy Day 2014| Vancouver Public Library | Vancouver, BC
Changing the Channel: News, Independent Media and Campaign 2015”
2013 “Media Democracy Day 2013| Vancouver Public Library | Vancouver, BC
The portrayal of Idle No More in the mainstream Media.”
2013 Opening Plenary, 2013 Web of Change Conference| Austin, TX
2012 Art As Motion, Motion As Life| Denver Art Museum | Denver, CO
2009 – 2012 BFA (New Media) | Institute of American Indian Arts | Santa Fe, NM
2009 – 2012 BA (Indigenous Liberal Studies) | Institute of American Indian Arts | Santa Fe, NM
2001 – 2002 Advanced Motion Picture Program (Producing)| Capilano University | N. Vancouver, BC