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Jessica Matten: using your privilege Matriarch Movement

    • Society & Culture

Jessica Matten is of Red River Metis-Cree descent and is directly a descendant of Cuthbert Grant, the first rebel Metis leader famously known for the Battle of the Seven Oaks in Canada. Most recently, Jessica is set to star in Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and Graham Roland's produced "Dark Winds" television series opposite Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon for the AMC Network this Fall 2021. You can find Jessica on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows: Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. She has also developed a small cult following in North America for her performance in the starring role of ElleMaija Tailfeather's short film, "A Red Girl's Reasoning".
Besides acting, Jessica runs an Indigenous wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where
which has helped thousands of Indigenous people achieve their fitness, wellness and health goals. She also runs the
viral campaign #N8Vgirls to help spread awareness globally on the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous
women in Canada.
Listen to this episode to hear Shayla and Jessica discuss the similarities in their upbringings, using privilege to uplift other Indigenous people in the film industry, fitness and how Jessica does her own stunts, the unglamorous side of acting, Jessica's friendship with Jason Mamoa, how limited resources are on reserves, and missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit—along with why this cause hits so close to home for Jessica.
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Follow Jessica Matten on Instagram
Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram
Visit thebrandisfemale.com.

Jessica Matten is of Red River Metis-Cree descent and is directly a descendant of Cuthbert Grant, the first rebel Metis leader famously known for the Battle of the Seven Oaks in Canada. Most recently, Jessica is set to star in Robert Redford, George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) and Graham Roland's produced "Dark Winds" television series opposite Zahn McClarnon and Kiowa Gordon for the AMC Network this Fall 2021. You can find Jessica on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows: Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. She has also developed a small cult following in North America for her performance in the starring role of ElleMaija Tailfeather's short film, "A Red Girl's Reasoning".
Besides acting, Jessica runs an Indigenous wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where
which has helped thousands of Indigenous people achieve their fitness, wellness and health goals. She also runs the
viral campaign #N8Vgirls to help spread awareness globally on the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous
women in Canada.
Listen to this episode to hear Shayla and Jessica discuss the similarities in their upbringings, using privilege to uplift other Indigenous people in the film industry, fitness and how Jessica does her own stunts, the unglamorous side of acting, Jessica's friendship with Jason Mamoa, how limited resources are on reserves, and missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit—along with why this cause hits so close to home for Jessica.
...
Follow Jessica Matten on Instagram
Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram
Visit thebrandisfemale.com.

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