Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, also known as Maija Tailfeathers, is a writer, director, producer, and actor. She is both Blackfoot from the Kainai First Nation as well as Sámi from Norway. She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Acting Program and also has a bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia with a Major in First Nations Studies and a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
Elle-Máijá was named the 2018 Sundance Film Institute’s Merata Mita Film Fellow and is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Lab, the International Sámi Film Institute’s Indigenous Film Fellowship, and the Hot Docs Doc Accelerator Lab. She is also a member of the Embargo Collective II.