Taarkus

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Taarkus is an upcoming doom rock band from Los Angeles. The six member group features Stephanie Sallee (member, Washoe Tribe of NV & CA) – vocals, flute; Emma Maatman – organ, backup vocals; Zak Esparza – lead guitar; Greg Howell – guitar; Anthony B. Tetrow – bass; and Rick Mendoza (Chumash descendant) – drums. Taarkus’… Read more »

Blackkiss

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Blackkiss was born back in 2004 when I bought my first guitar with a black pearl finish just like Johnny Cash’s old SE Martin dreadnaught. The name actually came from a revelation from an old Chilean woman who told me, “You’re like the Sun and Moon at the same time. You are the light and… Read more »

Raye Zaragoza

Raye Zaragoza

Raye Zaragoza is a Native-American/Mexican/Taiwanese singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Manhattan, New York.  At the age of fourteen, she moved across the country to Los Angeles and has since continuously been on the move touring and sharing her music with people of all walks of life.  She has performed in more than fifteen… Read more »

Carlee Malemute

When Carlee Malemute (Athabascan) was fourteen, she convinced her Alaskan boarding school roommates to recreate ceremonies from The Craft in an effort to gain supernatural abilities. Though she was unsuccessful in her attempt, she’s never stopped trying to find ways to give cool powers to her characters. Between school, growing up in a Native village of 500, and her mother taking… Read more »

Jason Levinson

Jason Levinson (Northern Cherokee Nation of Missouri and Arkansas) is an emerging TV writer focused on stories about character’s struggling with an identity crisis. He was selected as a writer for the NBC Diversity Showcase, has been a second-rounder at the Austin Film Festival Hour Long Drama and Feature Length Screenplay competitions, a Nichol’s fellowship top… Read more »

Khadijah Holgate

Khadijah Holgate (Nipmuc) was born in Boston, Massachusetts with an undeniable love for all things horror, drama, or thriller. In between attending the yearly and beloved pow-wows with her enormous family of nine aunts, two uncles, and a lump sum of cousins, Khadijah always found time to write creative stories as a child. Little did she… Read more »

Tom Hanada

Tom Hanada (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) recently completed the Universal Studios Emerging Writers Fellowship, an intensive, year-long paid fellowship where he developed original scripts for Universal Studios, while also providing notes and feedback on current Universal projects, all under the guidance and mentorship of studio executives. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Tom moved to Los… Read more »

William Jehu Garroutte

William Jehu Garroutte (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma) didn’t go to college, so he had to make a lot of stuff up as he went along. He had no idea how to approach writing a bio, for instance, so had to guess that third-person perspective was the way to go. He hopes that this is correct. He… Read more »

Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Hailing from the cold winds of Upstate New York, this First Nations Haudenosaunee comedy, musical, and animation writer unthawed her frozen heart and made her way towards the sunny skies of Los Angeles. A 2015 Sundance/IAIA Native Writer’s Workshop fellow, an iOWest Digital House Team Sketch Writer, a graduate of Syracuse University, a former page… Read more »

Joseph Clift

Joseph Clift (Cowlitz Indian Tribe) is a comedy writer and all around cool dude living in Los Angeles. He has written for shows on DreamWorks TV, Cartoon Network, SyFy, truTV, National Geographic Wild, The Nerdist, Wit.tv and Maker Studios. His sketches were featured on Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, Funny or Die, UCB Comedy, The A.V. Club and elsewhere…. Read more »