Heritage Minute: Jackie Shane (2022)

Groundbreaking transgender soul singer Jackie Shane is the focus of a new Heritage Minute.

Historica Canada released her story as the latest in its ongoing series of minute-long shorts celebrating influential figures and accomplishments in Canadian history. The singer is played by African-Mohawk two-spirit trans activist Ravyn Wngz who narrates a script penned by JP Larocque, a writer on “Sort Of” and “Coroner.”

The Heritage Minute, released before the start of Transgender Awareness Week on Nov. 20, is co-directed by newcomer Ayo Tsalithaba and Pat Mills, known for the LGBTQ Lifetime movie “The Christmas Setup.”

Excerpt from this piece by David Friend of The Canadian Press.