Christine Welsh is a Métis filmmaker living in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada's west coast. She has been making films for more than 20 years, and as both a writer and filmmaker is passionately committed to documenting the experience of Aboriginal women in Canada. Women in the Shadows, a one-hour documentary about her search for her Métis foremothers, was named Best Documentary at the Vancouver International Film Festival. Its companion film, Keepers of the Fire, is a tribute to Aboriginal women's resistance and earned her the honor of being name co-recipient of the first Alanis Obomsawin Award for outstanding achievement in the Aboriginal Film Industry as well as winning the National Film Board's Kathleen Shannon Award for Best Documentary.
Ms. Welsh has spoken widely and published a number of articles on the historical and contemporary experience of Métis women which have appeared in Canadian Literature, Descant, and Feminism in the Cinema. She presently teaches Women's Studies at the University of Victoria.