Guest Speaker: Tsanavi Spoonhunter, filmmaker and journalist
Tsanavi Spoonhunter is a proud citizen of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming. Her ancestry and upbringing in Indian Country have strongly informed her storytelling and artistic vision. Some of her published works have included federal government funding for tribes, jurisdictional issues between governing agencies and economic development on tribal lands. Spoonhunter earned a BA degree from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master of Journalism degree from UC Berkeley. Her master’s thesis film, Crow Country: Our Right to Food Sovereignty (2020), has screened at festivals and selected venues across the country and has won numerous awards. Her short films have screened on Alaska Airlines, at the National Museum of the American Indian, The Redford Center, art museums and PBS affiliates. She serves as director and producer on her first feature-length documentary titled Holder of the Sky (2024).
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