This year marks 11 years since I have joined the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre/Just TV family. I started attending Hip Hop Academy and the Just TV Program when I was 16 years old. Through these programs I was able to receive hands on training in all areas of the audio/visual industry which has lead to many unbelievable career opportunities such as Video Interning at the City of Winnipeg, Video Production and Promotions at Native Communications Inc. Nation Screen Institutes New Voices Program, CBC Radio, and even video documenting international spiritual speaker and Elder Dave Courchene in places like Mexico, New York and Peru! Starting out as a participant, I took advantage of these amazing opportunities and eventually worked my way up to a mentor then to my 4 years employment within the organization where I know mentor youth in video production and run a cultural program.
I can honestly say that the Broadway Neighbourhood Centre and Just TV Program is the reason I have become the woman I am today. Currently working as an Associate Producer for CBC Radio’s national Indigenous Radio Show, Unreserved, as well as owning and operating my own production company. I give thanks to all the amazing staff that I consider my family, they definitely have helped shape who I am today. Thank you BNC and Just TV <3
– Erica “BIG DEAL” Daniels.