Doreen Manuel is the sixth child of Grand Chief Dr. George Manuel and Marceline Manuel. She is a graduate of the Aboriginal Film and Television Program at Capilano University and Fine Arts-Film Production Master’s Degree program at UBC. She has an extensive background working in First Nations education and community development in both rural and urban centres. Doreen comes from a long line of oral historians and factual storytellers from her First Nations traditional background. She has experience directing for television and is a former Canadian Correspondent for Northwest Indian News an internationally broadcast news program; former Program Coordinator for the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking program; current Director of the Bosa Centre for Film & Animation at Capilano University; owner operator of Running Wolf Productions; and she serves of the board of both Knowledge Network and Moving Images Distribution; she serves on the Equity & Inclusion Committee for MPPIA, and on the Equity & Inclusion Women’s Lobby Committee with Women in Film & TV, and the Indigenous Working Group for Telefilm and as an advisor to the IM4 Virtual & Augmented Reality training program and the Indigenous envelope of TELUS Storyhive. Doreen is one of the founders of and instructors for Tricksters and Writers.