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About Us

Our Story

Misko Way Productions is a production company dedicated to creating contemporary Indigenous works that affirm narratives through positive representation.

The word misko originates from the Anishinaabe word meaning Red. The Red Way. The Indigenous Way.

Indigenous Owned

Misko Way proudly stands as an emerging Indigenous-owned Multi-Media production powerhouse, passionately dedicated to weaving Indigenous stories that resonate with heart and soul. Our mission is to celebrate the rich tapestry of Indigenous culture, ensuring a diverse representation through contemporary genres, formats, and the warmth of humor.

Who We Are

Debbie Courchene
Owner, Producer

Debbie Courchene is an artist, comedian and filmmaker based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a proud Anishinaabe woman, with family ties to Sagkeeng Nation and Rolling River, MB. Debbie holds a degree from Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology, where she honed her craft and developed her artistic vision. Debbie’s work is marked by a commitment to presenting Indigenous stories in a fresh and empowering light, emphasizing positive representation and affirmative narratives. Debbie has worked on a wide range of film and television projects, and enjoys creating versatile works in genres including comedy, mystery, suspense, and horror.

Carla Ritchie

Carla has lived and worked across Canada, mainly in Toronto, Calgary, Regina, and Manitoulin Island. She has toured across Canada, to the USA, and to China, twice. She is currently studying for her Masters in Business at Simon Fraser University.

Issa Kixen
Artistic Associate & Workshop Facilitator

Issa Kixen is an Anishinaabe Two Spirit comedian, journalist &
Producer, who is a band member of Couchiching First Nation, Ontario. They have traveled across Canada and the USA as a Comedian and improviser. They use comedy as a tool in dealing with racism, transphobia and ableism. They are the Co-founder/producer of WOKE Comedy Hour, Associate producer at CBC Manitoba, was featured on APTN’s The Laughing Drum, a member of the Bannock Babes drag collective and they are the executive producer for Minogondaagan: the good voice podcast.