“I think it’s important for First Nations people to share their stories for Canada In A Day because we are the first people of this country… and it’s very empowering to hear the stories that are told…”
Jessica Matten made her professional television acting debut in 2009, graduating from Shoreline’s Acting School. Matten starred in A Red Girl’s Reasoning which won the award for Best Canadian Action Short at the prestigious ImagineNATIVE Film festival, and was a winner at the Crazy 8s Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, and LA Skins Film Fest. Matten played a recurring role on the Gemini Award-winning TV show Blackstone, and had a predominant role in Pilgrims which was an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Matten runs an Aboriginal wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where they have helped thousands of Aboriginal people achieve their fitness, wellness, and health goals.