Author: Ian Skorodin

Michael Begay

Michael R.L.Begay is Navajo and Santo Domingo Pueblo from the SouthSide of Chicago, IL. He is a graduate from Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute, Haskell Indian Nations University, where he earned a degree in Media Communications and INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ALUMNI from The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Education & Cultural Affairs Administered by World Learning… Read more »


DezBaa’ is a SAG actor, television writer, and an indie film producer. She is a citizen of the Diné Nation, born in and is based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. DezBaa’ is born for the Nooda’í Dine’e (Ute clan), and was raised in Española, NM. She is of Basque, Spanish, and Mexican descent. DezBaa’… Read more »

Amanda Erickson

Amanda Erickson (Director/Executive Producer) is born for the San Carlos Apache of the White Water Clan on her father’s side. But, growing up outside of her community, she often wondered about her Indigenous roots. Her journey of reconnection to culture and community would take 38 years and be the catalyst for her first feature documentary,… Read more »

Priscilla Naunġaġiaq Hensley

Priscilla Naunġaġiaq Hensley is a filmmaker, writer and artist focused on sharing and creating dynamic, connected work. By leaning into illuminating elements of culture, community and individual lives, her aim is to engage and entertain, making space for understanding. With family roots in Qikiktaġruk (Kotzebue) and Anchorage, AK, she carries Iñupiat and Settler heritage, reflecting… Read more »

Amy Stretten

Amy Stretten (she/they) is a bilingual, Black / Indigenous queer Femme journalist, columnist, commentator, and the creator of cultural fashion platform The Chief of Style. She is a member of the Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia and is currently an artist fellow at The Center for Cultural Power, an arts and culture social justice non-profit, where… Read more »

David Morgan – In Development Fellow

David E. Morgan is from the Navajo (Dine’) Nation and was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. David has produced documentary and short films. His documentary was about his father that passed away in 2017 and his shorts are of the Native American horror, drama, sci-fi genres. His work has screened at the LA… Read more »

Derek Quick

Derek Quick (Negane Meno) is a multi award-winning Native American/Hispanic Writer, Director, Producer, and Disabled U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard Veteran with over 10 years of military service. He is a member of the Ottawa tribe of Oklahoma and his grandfather Chuck Red Cedar Todd was the Chief of the tribe. Derek’s films have… Read more »

Talitha Moniz McMillion

Talitha Moniz McMillion is a LatIndigenous storyteller and dedicated activist from the Charrúa Nation in the south of Brazil. Before receiving a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Talitha obtained an Associate of Arts with a focus on videography. They have worked with many social justice organizations, including Greenpeace,… Read more »

Sandi Jerome

Sandi Jerome (Cherokee Nation) is fortunate enough to have an animated Sci-Fi script being produced by BlackOrb Studios.  She is a graduate of UCLA’s Advanced Screenwriting Program and has been an Austin finalist with four scripts and a Nicholls Quarter finalist twice with two of her scripts, Last Hand and First Man.  She writes scripts… Read more »

Marcie Price Jackson

Marcie Price Jackson is a writer, artist, and root beer float enthusiast based in Oklahoma City. She is of Cherokee, Scottish, and English descent, and is proud to be an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. Marcie was named a 2023 Native America Media Alliance Writers Seminar Fellow. Her rom-com screenplay “Plus One,” co-written with… Read more »