Gregory Coyes

When he graduated from Yale, Gregory Coyes seemed destined for a career in geology/glaciology—but a role in the 1983 feature Running Brave set him on another path. A filmmaker of Métis/Cree and European descent, he has created programming for major broadcasters, including Stories from the 7th Fire, animation inspired by Indigenous legends, and Live from the Hundred Years Café, a series hosted by Coyes himself. No Turning Back (1996)documents the important work of Canada’s Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and How the Fiddle Flows (2002) traces the evolution of a unique Métis musical tradition. Founder of the Slow Media community, which explores the Indigenous sense of cinematic time, Coyes teaches at Vancouver’s Capilano College.