RBC Emerging Artists in Our Schools

Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

RBC Emerging Artist 2016-17

Born in Kahnawake Mohawk First Nation in Québec, Devery’s acting career has been shaped by the activism, passion, and strength she experienced in her home community.  Since her role in RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS, for which she received a Canadian Screen Award nomination, she has performed in The Sun at Midnight, Blood Quantum, Rustic Oracle, Bootlegger, This Place, which she also co-wrote, and American Gods Amazon Prime series.

She stars in the hit TV series Reservation Dogs, where she also serves as a staff writer, and directed one episode. As of 2023, she is starring in ECHO for Disney+, and continues to write, direct, produce, and share the importance of Indigenous stories with students across the country.

REEL CANADA champions emerging Canadian film talent through our Emerging Artists in Our Schools programme, proudly supported by the RBC Foundation through their Emerging Artists project.