Client - City of Edmonton
Pihêsiwin is Cree for “the land of the thunderbirds”. Working within Cree mythology, we recorded the voice of Knowledge Keeper Roxanne Tootoosis of Poundmaker Cree Nation. Music compostition came easy thanks to her beautiful descriptive language, but representing the thunderbird spirit required a mix of 2D/3D animation and custom sound design to match the gravity of the story. Pihêsiwin is one of twelve videos launched across the CIty of Edmonton’s social media platforms to share the deeper meaning behind the new Indigenous Ward Names.