Alana Walker (Nez Perce)

Alana Tiikpuu Walker is a non-binary Niimiipuu and Diné animator and writer. They are a 2019 graduate of The Institute of American Indian Arts where they majored in Cinematic Arts & Technology. At IAIA Alana won the award for Best Broadcast production in 2016 and attended the 2017 Sundance film festival. Their short films have… Read more »

Arigon Starr (Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma)

Arigon Starr is an enrolled member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. She is the creator of Native American superhero “Super Indian,” which began as a radio theater project commissioned by the Native Radio Theater Project and Native Voices at the Autry in 2007. Arigon honed her art skills and transformed “Super Indian” into comic… Read more »

Kayla Shaggy (Navajo)

Kayla Shaggy was born in Shiprock, NM and raised on the Dine reservation. Her aptitude for art was nurtured at an early age and she would go on to graduate from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art – Option. Since then she has participated in different galleries… Read more »

Shelby Ramirez

Shelby Ramirez is a Navajo (Diné) and Mexican American artist from the Navajo Nation (Dinétah.) She grew up in towns on the border of the reservation, and has a strong love for her land and people. She studied film with a focus on animation at Dartmouth College. Her final project was an animation which won… Read more »

JohnTom Knight

JohnTom Knight is a proud member of the Cherokee Nation and was born at the Claremore Indian Hospital in Claremore, Oklahoma. More recently, he was selected as a fellow and participated in LA Skins Fest’s 2nd Annual Native American Animation Lab. Through this, he was able to meet and pitch an original series concept to… Read more »

Ryan Abramson (Spokane Tribe of Indians)

I am Ryan Abrahamson, son of Mary and Howard of the Spokane Tribe. I was born on my reservation, and I was raised around the pow-wow drum; singing, dancing, fighting and creating. At an early age, I understood the written word, recorded sound and moving loud images to be the ultimate forms of idea communication… Read more »

Noah Watts

Noah Watts is an enrolled member of The Crow Tribe and a descendant of the Blackfeet nation. He was born in Livingston, Montana, and grew up in Bozeman, Montana.  At the age of 17, while a senior in high school, Noah’s first professional audition landed him a role in the film The Slaughter Rule. After… Read more »

Shayna Jackson

Shayna Jackson is an actor and musician from the M’dewakanton Dakota tribe. In November 2020, Shayna performed in the groundbreaking virtual production of THE SPIRIT OF THE VALLEY with PERSEVERANCE THEATRE. Shayna also portrayed the lead role in the world premier of SAND MOON at SON OF SEMELE ENSEMBLE in Los Angeles, CA. Other credits… Read more »

Q’Orianka Kilcher

At age of 14, Q’orianka Kilcher emerged into the front ranks of young actors for her portrayal of Pocahontas in Terrence Malick’s Oscar nominated film “THE NEW WORLD”, opposite Colin Farrell and Christian Bale. Her performance won the National Board of Review’s best breakthrough performance and the Alma Award for best Latin American actress in… Read more »