As a Native Impact Producer for a five-part Panel Discussion Series of INHABITANTS, my role was to assist with coordination, facilitation, outreach, and promotion for Impact Screenings and five Webinar events featuring the film subjects. INHABITANTS is a feature documentary that follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices. To learn more about the film, to host a screening, or to access the recordings from Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4 Webinar events, visit the INHABITANTS website.
Protecting the Little Colorado River (2021)
As an advocate for the protection of the lands & waters we are surrounded by, I was previously involved in a project “Protecting the Little Colorado River” and my role was to facilitate virtual & in-person meetings between Project partners, facilitate and/or participate in virtual conversations with community members, review & provide feedback on draft documents, and provide guidance on the project structure to ensure full transparency & cultural sensitivity. The project is ongoing.
Anti-racism DEI Training (February 2021)
I co-led a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training for an outdoor hiking/backpacking company that was interested in working towards more diversity & inclusion. Topics, terms, and discussion included: intersectionality, Native appropriation, implicit bias, structural & systemic racism, white supremacy, microaggression, barriers to participation, and ways to be an ally in the outdoor industry.
Beyond the Pandemic panel series (2020)
An effort that I started in June 2020 in response to the statements and momentum around Black Lives Matter/Indigenous Lives Matter and the injustices against people of color, this panel series features Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as they provide their insights on Indigenous sovereignty and diversity, equity & inclusion in the outdoors. Stay tuned for Part III, which will highlight Indigenous guides in the Outdoor industry.
Graphic Design & Technical Support
Irrigation – Past, Present, Future (Current)
A new virtual workshop series hosted by the Traditional Native American Farmers Association (TNAFA) featuring Indigenous farmers, knowledge holders, community advocates, and others to discuss and share knowledge on various irrigation techniques of the past, present, and future. To access the recording from the first workshop, click here. To stay up to date with upcoming workshops, visit TNAFA’s page.
Waaki Film Screening and Q&A (March 2021)
Provided technical support for the Waaki film screening and the Live Q&A with Vernon Masayesva, Jr. (filmmaker).
Strategies for Success in Time of Climate Change Series (December 2020 – March 2021)
Provided technical & logistical support, flyer design, and facilitation for a 7-part series on Strategies for Success in Time of Climate Change. This series featured Indigenous farmers, knowledge holders, seed keepers, mothers, fathers, and community advocates. To access the recordings, please visit the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance youtube channel here. This series was hosted in collaboration between the Traditional Native American Farmers Association and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance. Flyer design samples of work below:
Water Flows Together & River of Return Film Screening and Q&A (November 2020)
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, I assisted with coordination, facilitation, flyer design, and technical support for a Virtual screening of “Water Flows Together” and “River of Return” followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. To view the recording of the panel discussion, click here. This project was a collaboration between Canyonlands Field Institute, River Newe, Spruce Tone Films, American Rivers, and Northwest River Supply. Funding was supported by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.