Beric Dean Manywounds is a Tsuut’ina Dene/Anishnaabe Twospirit Performance Artist , Writer , Filmmaker , and Indigenous Language Activist from the Tsuut’ina Nation of Treaty 7, Turtle Island, “Canada”.
Beric has studied Digital filmmaking at the Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Program at Capilano University , North Vancouver BC , Unceded Coast Salish Territories From 2006 to 2010 and focused on making films pertaining to Indigenous/Twospirit Identity /spirituality and Intergenerational healing and recovery.
Since returning home to the Tsuut’ina Nation in 2013, Beric has been making films for the Tsuut’ina Nation as well as studying the Tsuut’ina Language with the remaining speakers of the community.
2014 marked a return to performance and stage work for Beric when they joined the cast of ‘Making Treaty 7’, a monumental historical and educational stage production regarding the history of Treaty 7 the relationship between Indigenous Nations and settler citizens.
In Summer 2014 , Beric also participated in the rigorous and demanding Centre For Indigenous Theatre’s (CIT) Summer South Intensive program for performance training at the University of Lethbridge (UofL) and presented a stage story involving a young Indigenous person’s journey toward their call to healing in a post residential school world.
As an Artist and Twospirit Indigenous person in this modern age, Beric is committed to a personal and spiritual decolonization process of the mind, body, and spirit by finding the healthiest and strongest forms of expression, communication and transference of Indigenous worldview for themselves as well as for the upcoming generations of Dina-tii and all Dina (Indigenous Peoples and all Peoples of the world). Through the Arts of film , literature, stage, dance, voice, music , and poetics , Beric re-establishes , restores, and revives the element of Ancestral spirit and Indigenous strength for themselves in the post colonial era.