At its core WIFF is an Indigenous-based organization. It seeks to build solidarity with those in Canadian society with lived experiences similar to those of aboriginal peoples. WIFF prioritizes people whose voices have historically been marginalized and whose stories are under-told, if ever told. It sets out to eradicate injustices in Canadian society while simultaneously transforming the film industry to one of inclusion. We remain committed to our philosophy to present the highest quality films that emphasize Indigenous voices with human rights, social/political issues, and the environment, while providing entertainment and an escape through film for everyone.