jessica matten

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In Film

Jessica can be seen on 3 Canadian Screen Award nominated and winning shows: Frontier, Blackstone and Mohawk Girls. Jessica has developed a small cult following in North America for her performance in the starring role of Elle-Maija Tailfeather’s short film, “A Red Girl’s Reasoning” that is in the process of being made into a feature length. The film premiered at various festivals in Canada and the United States, taking home awards for “Best Canadian Action Short” at the prestigious ImagineNATIVE Film festival, winner at the Crazy 8s Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, LA Skins Film Fest in Los Angeles, and nominated at the American Indian Film Institute in San Francisco 2012.

Currently Jessica stars in Season 3 of Discovery Canada & Netflix's TV show "Frontier" starring Jason Momoa. She also can be seen in the new CBC and CW Network's drama alongside Kristin Kruek in "Burden of Truth" airing January 2019. Jessica also can be seen in the upcoming comic adaptation movie "The Empty Man" for 20th Century Fox studios which filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, coming in 2018/2019.

Other TV and films include the Gemini award winning show "Blackstone" and "Pilgrims" written and directed by Marie Clements that Jessica starred in, was an official selection for the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival 2013.


Besides acting, Jessica runs an Aboriginal wellness and fitness company with her family called Lemon Cree where they have helped thousands of Aboriginal people achieve their fitness, wellness and health goals. She also runs the viral campaign #N8Vgirls to help spread awareness globally on the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada.

Jessica ran multiple monthly articles and the magazine "Active Cree" distributed monthly to 60,000 people and 10 communities across the James Bay area throughout Northern Ontario. She is a guest speaker along with her mother across North America called: "Indigenous Women Breaking Barriers: A Mother and Daughter Story". Jessica also instructs acting workshops, and has had many wonderful success stories with the youth over the years.

Jessica also heads #N8Vgirls - a social media campaign designed to help spread awareness globally of the thousands of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada. You can find the movement on instagram at #N8Vgirls or at the website: for more info.

Throughout all of her work, Jessica strongly believes in the power of helping others on their own journeys in life and understanding that we are all connected. She hopes her work with the many wonderful people she has met so far will continue to inspire not only her own life, but others lives as well.