Desmond Simon is a Mi'kmaq documentary filmmaker/photographer from Elsipogtog First Nation, New Brunswick. He recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces as a combat engineer. After serving eight years in the army he left to pursue his passion as a filmmaker/photographer because he feels the need to tell stories about his my culture and people. His work has been published in The Narhwal and Maclean's, to name just a few. He currently lives in Fredericton.