Eliza Knockwood – Star Child Knockwood is a Mi’kmaq woman from Abegweit First Nation with a vital, creative, and powerful voice. Born in Charlottetown in 1981, she spent her childhood in various communities around the Island and Atlantic Canada. Through her myriad of experiences and roles, she has developed great skill as a speaker & facilitator, and shares her life wisdom and practical knowledge with people in an eloquent and powerful way.  Eliza works as the Mawita’jik (“Gathering Together”) Activities Coordinator with the Prince Edward Island Aboriginal Women’s Association and is former Vice President of the Island Media Arts Cooperative. She is currently co-producing and editing a film “Kesalul”; on personal and collective healing not only for First Nations people, but all people. Eliza has been participant and facilitator in the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation’s (ACIC) First Voices project that brings together indigenous youth from Atlantic Canada and the Global South through the arts, and through her  knowledge and passion for filmmaking. In addition she has served as a candidate for the Green Party in the federal and provincial elections of 2011. Eliza is back for her second year as a facilitator with ASI.