Darylina Powderface

tûmnârha tâgan wîya (Hummingbird Woman), Darylina Powderface, a proud member of mînî thnî, Stoney Nakoda Nation, and Blackfoot from Siksika Nation, both on Treaty 7 territory; living as an uninvited guest on the unceded x?m??k??y? ?m, S?wx_wú7mesh, Tsleil-Waututh territory.

Darylina is an artistic creator, writer, storyteller and aspiring filmmaker.

Received an Honours and Diploma for the Acting for Film & Television Program, Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (2012), and graduated (Spring 2020) in the BFA Theatre Performance Program, Simon Fraser University (SFU).

Darylina acquired an interest in camera work during Savage Society’s Summer Music Series (2020). This led to her working as a Camera Trainee in an indigi-queer, digital series, Querencia now streaming on APTN.

She then went on pursuing camera gigs with the Arts Umbrella’s, Children of Eden (2021), Ruby Slippers Theatre, Dissection of a Mixed Heritage Woman (2021), Savage Production Society and Caravan Farm Theatres workshop on You Used to Call Me Marie, Virtualfeast 2 Rivers Remix, Streaming Fundraiser for Nlaka’pamux/Lytton Fire Evacuees (2021), 2 Rivers Remix Virtual Feast (2021), and The Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Talking Stick Festival’s Feasting Our Words Festival Gala (2021).

She has since then launched her first episode of her new podcast series, Aiysiniiksin: Keeping the Tradition Alive, now streaming on Apple and Spotify. Written, produced and hosted by Darylina herself - and funded by Savage Society, British Columbia Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, First Peoples’ Cultural Council, The City of Vancouver and the City of New Westminster.