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Ahyoka Saas

Second City Chicago and Harold Ramis Film School alum Ahyoka Saas is a Two-Spirit comedy writer. Their work explores ubiquitous situations through their cheerfully sardonic lens of satire. As a writer, director, and performer who has grappled with mental illness and disabilities, Ahyoka has found comedy to not only be a helpful coping skill in… Read more »

Teresa “Erin” Parker

Teresa “Erin” Parker (Absentee Shawnee/Kiowa/Cherokee/Kickapoo) is a Native American educator living in Tulsa, OK. In 2022 she received a scholarship through the Cherokee Nation Film Office for a Writing for the Screen Workshop at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa. During that Writing for the Screen Workshop she developed a 5-minute short from logline to final screen play…. Read more »

JessiAnne “Griffin” Rooms

JessiAnne “Griffin” Rooms is a two-spirit, non-binary Native American (Hoopa Valley Tribe) singer, author, artist, and animator. Griffin has written many stories, though none have reached infamy as of yet, however they hold out hope that one day they will! Their stories and fantasy world’s mainly center on queer, disabled and/or neuro divergent characters of… Read more »

Frankie Morin

Frankie Jo Morin grew up in Belcourt, North Dakota, within the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians Reservation. Interested in art and storytelling her entire life, she hopes to become a professional comic book artist and or writer, animator, or a storyboard artist. Inspired by animated and written stories she’s become an autodidact of frame… Read more »

Randy Scott Kelsey 

Growing up is never easy. My life began with me fighting for survival as the umbilical cord slithered around my neck, squeezing the life out of me. My birth was the first time I fought for my life and it wouldn’t be the last. After years of abuse from the hands of my family I… Read more »

Dacotah Hasvold

Dacotah Hasvold is a member of the Flandreau Santee Sioux tribe. In 2019 he graduated with a degree in Media Communications from Haskell Indian Nations University, where he wrote for the Indian Leader. He followed up his production career at a local web series that focused on Native American issues. He developed his production acumen… Read more »

Jim Warne

Educator-Advocate-Filmmaker Jim Warne is a member of the Oglala Lakota. Jim earned a BS from Arizona State University and a MS from San Diego State University. Jim created continuing Education programs at SDSU Interwork Institute from 1993-2015. He has written over 50 million in grants and contracts for universities and Tribal Nations. Currently, Jim is… Read more »


Rahe-Wanitanama (Indigenous Caribbean / Taíno) is a storyteller, craftsperson and tradesperson based in Florida and Jamaica. Affiliation: Dolphin Head Forest Reserve via Askenish, Jamaica. Their goal is to participate in world-building dialogues to help shape narrative identities that promote eudaemonia in diverse community contexts through traditional animation. Shown at Tribeca Film Center, Smithsonian, Anthology Film… Read more »

Ruth-Ann Thorn

Ruth-Ann Thorn is a pioneer Native businesswoman and creator. An enrolled tribal member of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians. She brings a voice to Native American culture. Ruth-Ann founded and is still at the helm of EC Galleries (, today. Over 26-years, she had notable gallery locations in San Diego (Gaslamp, Sea Port Village,… Read more »

Ashley Salaz

Ashley Salaz is a Coharie filmmaker living in Oakland, California, and is currently working as a freelance producer on digital and commercial ads for clients all over the Bay Area. Ashley attended the University of Southern California and has written and shot several short films since graduating. In 2010, she was awarded one of ten… Read more »