Madeline Terbasket

pronouns: they/them

Madeline Terbasket is a Syilx, Ho-Chunk, Anishinaabe performing artist that explores themes of cultural identity and mental health in their work. Madeline began filmmaking as a teenager in their home territory of the Similkameen Valley in the South Okanagan. They attended six summer sessions at the Gulf Island Film and Television School. Madeline was in the Acting for Stage and Screen program at Capilano University. There they discovered a passion for clowning and stand-up comedy. They share their humor by telling traditional Syilx (Okanagan) coyote stories. In 2017, Madeline was in šxʷʔam̓ət (home) with Theatre for Living, directed by David Diamond. In 2018, they toured BC and Alberta with the production. Madeline and their partner Damien Eagle Bear were awarded a STORYHIVE Indigenous Storyteller Edition grant to make their film “q’sapi times”. Madeline is reconciling through their comedy, healing our colonial history through play and laughter.