October 18, 2022 2:00 pm
Downie Wenjack Fund
Gerald Auger is of Woodland Cree descent, Entrepreneur, GPRC graduate of Marketing Management, in Business Administration, National Native Role Model, Motivational Speaker, award winning Director and Actor. Gerald spent over 20 years working with Hollywood as an actor. Some of his most notable television & screen roles have been Pawnee Killer, AMC’s Hell On Wheels, Steven Spielberg’s Into The West, Dreamkeeper for Hallmark Entertainment’s, Tin Star for HBO, Anichov’s Bridge in Russia, & as Makamuk on Lost Face. Lost Face made it to the Top 10 of the Oscar’s in 2019. & he won Best Actor in LA. Both his documentary films, Walking Alone & Honour Thy Father, won industry awards & received industry acclaim. Gerald continues to be involved in film, television and documentaries, advancing the status of Indigenous People in film & television, exposing and debunking the stereotyping of his people. His latest TV Series, is called Matriarchs, as the creator and executive producer is based on 4 Directional prophecy, and 4 Directional cultural and spiritual beliefs.
Gerald walked away from mainstream society & Hollywood in 2009 to heal from childhood trauma, being a product of inter-generational impact from residential schools & colonization. Gerald’s 6 year sabbatical out on the land with traditional knowledge keepers, healers and ceremonial elders ended in 2015. Gerald’s continues to work with troubled youth, families and communities. He draws from his personal experiences of abuse as a child & what he learned from his 6 year sabbatical, to help guide and lead troubled youth and others struggling with life. In working with multi-barrier and disengaged youth, Gerald has developed programs that have helped troubled youth turn their life around for the positive, and hosts healing camps dealing with inter-generational impact through culture, spirituality and ceremony. Gerald currently works with agencies and organizations dealing with MMIWG and Stopping Violence against Women, and Human Trafficking.
Time: Oct. 18, 2022 @ 2:00 PM ET