The Aunties Dandelion
Creator of Indigenous Programming, Filmmaker, Podcaster
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore
Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore is a Six Nations-enrolled Kanyen'kehà:ka filmmaker, podcaster, educator and Mohawk language speaker with 25+ years experience creating films with Discovery Channel, National Geographic and other mainstream media. Moore returned to her Six Nations territory a decade ago and has since been creating films about the wisdom, power, and beauty inherent in Rotinonhsyón:ni and Indigenous culture and worldview.
In 2019 Moore founded The Aunties Dandelion; a media collective focused on revitalizing community through stories of land, language and relationships. The group creates monthly podcasts, short narrative films, documentaries and art experiences and recently completed two companion speculative art films about identity, legacy and naming. VeRONAka (2020) is a live-action comedy drama with a documentary twist based on the true story that our Mohawk clan mother gave COVID-19 a Mohawk name so we can be in relationship to it, understand why it is here and ask it to leave. Rahyne (2021) is a short animated film co-created with the Black Speculative Arts Movement of Canada about a non-binary Afro-Indigenous teen whose identity is united through the spirits of the water.
Moore explores how Indigenous storytelling and culture intersects with education, art, other land-based cultures and how our narratives influence and transform the powerful and chaotic time in which we find ourselves.