Born in Moose Factory, Ontario, Jules Arita Koostachin was raised by her Cree speaking grandparents for part of her childhood in Moosonee, as well as her mother in Ottawa. Jules is from Attawapiskat First Nation, and she is currently living in Toronto, where she recently completed graduate school in the Documentary Media Program at Ryerson University. She was awarded the Award of Distinction for her thesis work, and the Ryerson University Gold Medal for academic achievement.
Jules’ company VisJuelles Productions has three television and film projects in development. Jules’ first feature documentary film, entitled Remembering Inninimowin about her personal journey of remembering the Cree language, has traveled internationally at film festivals and Indigenous conferences. Her focus of work is on using media as a tool of empowerment, by shedding light on important Indigenous issues.