Thirza Cuthand


“Being Indigenous is always something I’ve cared about and has been at the forefront of my life, so [storytelling] became about how to talk about being Indigenous and queer at the same time...There are so many mainstream queer voices out there and I’m more interested in talking about where that intersects with race and identity...there are a lot of people that can talk about being queer but not a lot that can talk about being two-spirit. ” Thirza Cuthand

Nation Little Pine First Nation (Plains Cree)


Thirza Jean Cuthand (b. 1978 Regina SK) makes short experimental videos and films about sexuality, madness, Queer identity, love, and Indigeneity, which have screened in festivals and galleries internationally. She completed her BFA majoring in Film/Video at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2005, and her MA in Media Production at Ryerson University in 2015. She has performed at Live At The End Of The Century in Vancouver, Performatorium in Regina, and 7a*11d in Toronto. She is a Whitney Biennial 2019 artist. She is Plains Cree/Scots, a member of Little Pine First Nation, and resides in Toronto, Canada.