Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas is an Ottawa-based media artist who has been producing short experimental videos for over nine years. Bear explores stereotypical representations of Aboriginal people in North American media and popular culture, re-editing these images to create new narratives representing his experiences as an urban Aboriginal artist. In 2008, his video BrokeDickDog was included in the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography exhibition Steeling the Gaze: Portraits of Aboriginal Artists, hosted by the National Gallery of Canada. Bear’s video The Story of Apanatschi and her Redheaded Wrestler was selected for the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival, as part of the Culture Shock program. During his residency at Parramatta Artists Studios he had a solo exhibition as part of the 2010 Sydney Festival, titled The Only Good NDN. Bear was awarded the Aboriginal International Residency Exchange in Australia by the Canada Council for the Arts. Bear also exhibited two videos as part of Drive By: A Road Trip with Jeff Thomas at the University of Toronto Art Centre. In 2010, Thomas collaborated with the NFB on a video project to remix films from the NFB archive. Bear also produces live audio-visual performances and co-founded A Tribe Called Red, a native DJ collective who produce music internationally known as Pow Wow-step. The group have been featured on the MTV Iggy website, and host a monthly event called Electric Pow Wow.