Jude Norris is a multi-disciplinary Cree/Anishnawbe/Russian/Scottish Gypsy Metis artist from Edmonton. She has been using video media in a variety of ways for close to two decades. She is deeply concerned and involved with Plains Cree culture, and this relationship is mirrored in her videos. Despite these familiar themes, Norris’s insists that her work must stand primarily on its artistic merit. Her particular notions of what ‘traditional’ expression is, as well as her formal European training, mean that the cultural elements in her work are often manifested in unexpected ways. Norris studied both painting and sculpture in the UK, as well as new media both there and in Canada.