Bret Quinn

Bret Quinn’s roots begin on the Fort Peck Reservation near Frazer, Montana. His grandmother left the Reservation after she married an Irish white man from Canada. They traveled all around the country, settling near Helena, Montana. Bret’s mother also married an Irish white man (which explains Bret’s white skin) and they traveled around California in… Read more »

Dawn Wolf Socha

Dawn Wolf Socha (Mohawk Tribe of the Iroquois Nation) currently works as a writer for television, radio and print ads as well as for a web content hub. She is also a judge for the NYC Midnight short story competition and has a short film going into production. Previously, Socha held a position in the writers’… Read more »

Myrone Sumner

Myrone Sumner (Tsimshian) is a writer/actor/editor/director who most recently wrote, and performed original material on IFC’s Up and Coming Comedy Showcase at the 2017 San Francisco Sketch Fest. In 2016 he was a writer for the CBS Diversity Showcase and for the  L.A. Skins Native American Comedy Showcase, and his indie sketch team Blade Brown won the 2016 L.A. Scripted… Read more »

Laura Nava

Laura Nava (Chichimeca) is a Native American writer born and raised in Los Angeles. Laura attended UCLA and graduated with a degree in Political Science; Women’s Studies (currently Gender Studies). One of her earliest works, titled Catalyst for Change, was published in the UCLA Center for the Study of Women newsletter. Before discovering her true passion… Read more »

Justin Eagle Gauthier

Justin Eagle Gauthier is an enrolled citizen of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. After attaining his Bachelor of Arts in English- Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 2014, Justin enrolled in the Lo Rez Master of Fine Arts program studying screenwriting at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe… Read more »

Lori J Rowton

Lori J Rowton (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Alabama-Coushatta tribe) is a Native American singer, songwriter, musician and screenwriter. She has been a storyteller and a creative writer since she was a young girl, growing up in the tiny town of Tushka, Oklahoma. Lori is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the… Read more »

Efrain Colón

Efrain Colón (Lumbee and Taino) is comedy writer originally from Fayetteville, NC. Living in Los Angeles for three years, he currently works at Warner Bros. Studios and writes for National Lampoon and Comedywire.  As well, he has been performing stand up and improv for many years and is a multiple recipient of the Groundlings Diversity Scholarship…. Read more »



NATIVE AMERICAN PARTICIPANTS SELECTED FOR THE 2017 NATIVE AMERICAN WRITERS TV LAB Sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO Los Angeles, CA – The LA Skins Fest, a Native American arts organization, in partnership with Comcast NBCUniversal, CBS Entertainment Diversity and HBO announced today they have selected 7 participants for the 2017 NATIVE… Read more »

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

2017 NATIVE YOUTH MULTIMEDIA WORKSHOP GOES TO VIEJAS! Very Special Thanks to the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay in Alpine, California for having us for the 4th time. It is an honor to be invited back to your community this summer! The Native Youth Multimedia Workshop teaches Native American youth to write, direct, shoot and edit… Read more »