Funded by Telus Originals.
Currently in development.
Spencer O’Brien was well on her way to becoming the best female snowboarder in the world, but this dream was stolen when Rheumatoid arthritis set in. Forced to return home after a devastating loss, she rediscovered her First Nations identity in contrast to the commercial world of competitive snowboarding that she had come to learn. With open arms, her community embraced her and with a potlatch ritual she was given the name
Ku Lang Jaad - Precious Leader Woman.
Spencer realized that her two worlds of heritage and Western ideals are not mutually exclusive - creating a catalyst for her return to the mountains. Empowered in spirit, body, and mind Spencer seeks not the glory of the world stage but the untouched peace and purity of snowboarding in the backcountry. Spencer's transformation acts as a road map for both Indigenous youth and Canadians to balance the pressures of competition, equality, and culture in sports.
More updates to come :)