"I grew really frustrated with the [film and television] industry being a woman, an Indigenous woman and a woman of colour because it was very challenging. To feel so little agency and control working with so many gross stereotypes of Indigenous people in films being made by non-Indigenous people. So that was when I went back to UBC [University of British Columbia] and, while I was there, I learned how to operate a camera, use editing software and made my first short film."
-- Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Derdeyn, Stuart. "Blood quantum star Tailfeathers takes control of narrative; Vancouver-based activist helps represent indigenous culture in entertainment world." Interview with Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers. The Province (Vancouver), May 24, 2020.