Jules Koostachin

Born in Moose Factory, Ontario, Jules Arita Koostachin was raised by her Cree speaking grandparents for part of her childhood in Moosonee, as well as her mother in Ottawa. Jules is from Attawapiskat First Nation, and she is currently living in Sudbury with her family. In 2010, she completed her Masters in the Documentary Media Program at Ryerson University and while a student she was awarded the Award of Distinction for her thesis work, and the Ryerson University Gold Medal for academic achievement. Over the years, Jules has been working in several different capacities both in the arts and in the field of social work, her recent focus of work is on using media as a tool of empowerment by shedding light on important Indigenous issues.