Considerations about how Shana's story should be adapted was discussed with the "People of the Creeks". And thus, on the basis of a fictional novel, a realistic screenplay was developed that reflected the culture of the Salish People.

Dialogs and details in the scenes were later tested with real actors of the Scw'emxm/ Scw'exmx and then modified even more. After the first internal screening of the film the Chief & Coucil and Elders made us a truly great compliment: "Shana - The Wolf's Music" was the first film that actually managed to portray the Indian culture the way it really is.