Tasha Hubbard

Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies


Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
1-07 Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8



Tasha Hubbard is a writer, filmmaker, and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory and has ties to Thunderchild First Nation in Treaty Six Territory. She is also the mother of a twelve-year-old son. Her academic research is on Indigenous efforts to return the buffalo to the lands and Indigenous film in North America. Her first solo writing/directing project Two Worlds Colliding, about Saskatoon’s infamous Starlight Tours, premiered at ImagineNATIVE in 2004 and won the Canada Award at the Gemini Awards in 2005. She also finished an NFB-produced feature documentary called Birth of a Family about a 60s Scoop family coming together for the first time during a holiday in Banff. It premiered at Hot Docs and landed in the top ten audience choice list. It also won the Audience Favourite for Feature Documentary at the Edmonton International Film Festival and the Moon Jury prize at ImagineNATIVE. Her film nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up won the best Canadian feature documentary award at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, as well as the Discovery Award from the 2019 Director's Guild of Canada.


Hubbard does research on Indigenous film and is appointed to the National Film Board’s newly formed Indigenous Advisory Council. 


FS 412 - Topics in Film Studies

A seminar-based examination of specialized topics in film. Prerequisite: FS 100.

NS 190 - Reading, Writing, and Communicating for Indigenous Studies

Through practical and incremental skill development, and with a focus on Indigenous Studies content, this course explores ways of learning and writing in the university environment and more specifically in the discipline of Indigenous Studies. Students will develop their analytical thinking skills by expanding their competencies in reading, composition, writing, research, and communication. Note: Restricted to students in the Faculty of Native Studies only.

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