Darlene Naponse is an Anishinaabe from Atikameksheng Anishnawbek - Northern Ontario, Canada. She was born and raised in her community and now works in her studio located in Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. She is a writer, film director and video artist. Her film work has been seen nationally and internationally. She owns Pine Needle Productions, an award-winning film, video and audio recording production studio located at Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. Her latest feature film "Falls Around Her" premiered worldwide at TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival 2018. As a storyteller, Darlene is looking for imaginative images that give truth through words, movies, art and song.