Invitation to Collaborate
Dear First Nations, Indigenous Communities, Elders, Artists, Musicians, Writers, and Knowledge Keepers,
I hope this letter finds you in good health and spirits. It is with immense honour and respect that I extend this invitation to you and your esteemed Indigenous community to join us in a groundbreaking endeavour that holds the potential to redefine storytelling and elevate Indigenous voices on a global platform.
Our project, "Sacred Defenders of the Universe," is more than just a fictional series – it is a narrative voyage that fuses cultural heritage, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to protecting our planet. As we gather the elements of fire, water, earth, and wind, we aspire to weave a tapestry of resilience and unity, representative of the profound values that have sustained Indigenous communities and First Nations for generations.
We recognize the significance of Indigenous wisdom, stories, and perspectives, and it is our fervent desire to offer a stage where your voices resonate in their purest form. Through genuine collaboration, we aim to empower your community with full creative control over the storytelling arc, character development, cultural representation, and the broader direction of our multiverse series.
Furthermore, we wish to emphasize that your community will maintain full Intellectual Property rights over the stories that are co-created as part of this project. Your rights will be honoured through acknowledgments, credits, royalties, honorarium and following protocols, ensuring that your community's contribution to this endeavour is recognized and respected in perpetuity, as you see fit.
The heart of "Sacred Defenders of the Universe" beats with a vital mission – to shed light on the conflicts of human ego versus humility, Artificial Intelligence, and the Cosmic Darkness known as The Void. As these challenges threaten the very fabric of our existence, our heroes' journey becomes a mirror to our shared struggles and the innate power of collective action.
Your Indigenous community's rich heritage, traditions, and profound connection to the land are invaluable sources of inspiration for us. We are humbled by the opportunity to learn from your cultural perspectives, weave them intricately into our narrative, and honour the deep-rooted wisdom that your people have nurtured for centuries.
Our intention is not just to tell a story, but to co-create an immersive universe that becomes a testament to the enduring strength of Indigenous communities. By embracing this project, you will contribute to a legacy that celebrates your heritage, challenges stereotypes, and amplifies the importance of preserving our Earth for future generations.
Your insights and guidance are essential to the authenticity and integrity of this project, and we are committed to actively listening and learning from you every step of the way. We genuinely look forward to the possibility of weaving local Indigenous stories into the fabric of our multiverse and creating something truly remarkable together.
With the utmost respect and anticipation,
Justin Jack Bear - Producer, Writer, Director - Garden River First Nation
Earl Benallie - Producer, Writer, Director - Ktunaxa First Nation
Kori Czuy - PhD Indigenous Math and Science - Consultant - Peace River First Nation
C/o Jack Bear Legacy Pictures Ltd.