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Celebrate Natives in Film, TV, and New Media Award Ceremony Recap

November 23, 2019 @ 8:01 pm - 11:30 pm

The 13th Annual LA SKINS FEST celebrated the annual Native American Media Awards, with hosts by the world renowned Q’orianka Kilcher and Kiowa Gordon, at the iconic Hard Rock in Hollywood. Since 2013, the LA SKINS FEST has honored talented, innovative and outstanding Native American artists who have shown a unique and strong voice in the entertainment industry and provided leadership in our community. Special thanks to Comcast NBCUniversal, Paramount Network, and Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, 13th District for supporting this year’s ceremony.

Every year, we showcase the best Native American musicians. Performing for the first time in Hollywood is Noah Watts and First Crazy Dog honoring the stage with awesome Native rock. This year’s gala honored the Hamilton Family from the Ramona Band of Cahulla and the Cahuilla Band of Mission Indians. They have been incredibly supportive of the Barcid Foundation and the LA SKINS FEST for over a decade.

One of the most important aspects of the award show included our Community Leadership Award which recognizes those people, organizations and institutions that have offered genuine change for the Native American community. Past recipients have included Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell,San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena, and the Native American Veterans Association.

8th Annual Native American Media Awards

2019 Award Recipients:

Achievement in Short Film
Alika Maikau
“Moloka’i Bound”

Achievement in Documentary
Jennifer Loren
“The Third”

Emerging Filmmaker
United American Indian Involvement, Inc
Seven Generations

Achievement in Youth Filmmaking
Crow Agency

Achievement in Student Filmmaking
Fort Washakie High School
Wind River Reservation

Achievement in Directing
Tazbah Chavez
“Your Name Isn’t English”

Achievement in Writing
Kelly Lynne D’Angelo

Achievement in Acting
Amber Midthunder
“Prayers Of A Saint”

Tribal Impact
Ute Mpuntain Ute Tribe

Achievement in Film
Marie Clements
“Red Snow”


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November 23, 2019
8:01 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hard Rock Cafe
6801 Hollywood Blivd #105
Los Angeles, 90028 United States
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