Benjamin Flores

Benjamin Flores is a writer, filmmaker, and performer from Idaho. He is a proud member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and a Tsimshian descendent. He was selected as a fellow in the 2022 Native American Media Alliance TV Writers Lab, and is currently staffed on an upcoming hour-long show on STARZ. His comedy-horror… Read more »

Jena Carter

Jena Carter (Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma) is a writer based in Los Angeles. As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community who hails from a mixed Native, Ashkenazi Jewish & Caucasian background, much of their work explores themes of gender roles, sexuality and orientation, femme identity and the complexities around a diverse background; they often weave… Read more »

Kristen Calderon

Kristen Calderon (Acjachemen/Kumeyaay) grew up in Southern California and currently resides on her tribe’s reservation in San Diego. She was a fellow in the 2022 Native American TV Writers Lab and was a recipient of the 2nd Native American Writers Accelerator Grant from the Native American Media Alliance. She writes Indigenous stories that resonate within… Read more »

Jamie Brunton

Jamie Brunton’s has pursued a background in stand-up and sketch comedy and was a senior writer on The Ellen Show for 8 years. She was also a writer on Ellen’s Game of Games for 3 years. Comedy is Jamie’s absolute favorite thing and she is especially passionate about Native stories. She is a proud descendant of the Colville… Read more »

Myrone Sumner

Myrone Sumner is a Tsimshian writer, actor, and content creator.  Most recently he appeared on ‘Red Table Talk’ and was a producer on the adaptations of the Stephen King’s stories, ‘Gray Matter’ and ‘All That You Love Will Be Carried Away’.  His other work has been seen on  IFC, The CBS Diversity Showcase, The Second… Read more »

Michelle Hernandez

Michelle Hernandez is a Wiyot and Latina  filmmaker. She grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation, where she found her love for filmmaking.  She has a Masters in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, D.C.  and  a B.A. at Humboldt State in both Film and Native American Studies. Much of her work… Read more »

Delaena Rae Uses Knife

Delaena Rae Uses Knife, Her Lakota name is “Olawan Un Wicayawiyun Winyan” meaning, “She prepares them with song”. Uses Knife received her liberal arts associates degree from Oglala Lakota College in 2013. She plans on graduating with a graphic design associate in Spring 2022. Uses Knife is a Miniconjou Lakota enrolled member from the Cheyenne… Read more »

Hailey Bighorn

Hailey Bighorn was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona and is affiliated with both the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux tribes in Montana as well as the Shoshone-Paiute tribe In Nevada. Bighorn received her associate’s degree in the arts from Mesa Community College (MCC) and is furthering her education at the University of Advancing Technology… Read more »

Shantal Begay

Shantal Begay is a graduate from New Mexico State University where she studied Animation & Visual Effects with a minor in Digital Film. She grew up on the outskirts of a tiny town on the Navajo Reservation before relocating for her education. As a Native American, she’d like to see more representation in her community,… Read more »

Nicole Emmons

Nicole Emmons is a Citizen Potawatomi Nation filmmaker and mixed media/installation artist specializing in stop motion animation from Oklahoma City,Oklahoma. She received her MFA in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts School of Film and Video as a Jacob K. Javits Fellow, and her Bachelors in Animation and Film from Columbia College… Read more »