Created in collaboration with a trio of Indigenous multimedia changemakers, s-yéwyáw: Awaken allows us to bear poignant witness to intergenerational trauma, and to partake of the wisdom and insight of Indigenous Elders. Through various means, Ecko Aleck of the Nlaka’pamux Nation (Lytton, BC,) Alfonso Salinas of the shíshálh Nation (Sunshine Coast, BC,) and Charlene SanJenko of Splatsin of the Secwépemc Nation (Shuswap, BC,) are learning and documenting the traditional cultural teachings and legacies of their Elders, including the impacts of genocide resulting from Canada’s Indian Residential School (IRS) system. Gently guided and sometimes chided by their mentors, they seek to build a bridge that their children may cross.