Indigeneity Learning Media
Webisodes | Alexis Bunten & Jade Begay
The ‘Indigeneity’ webisode series presents an accurate portrait of the Native American Experience by tackling stereotypes, exploring contemporary issues, and celebrating Indigenous contributions to America. The ‘Indigeneity’ series brings virtual “Native American Studies” lessons to all learners with access to the internet. Hosted by Native American media personalities, the series brings a virtual classroom to the world, combining truth, traditional knowledge, humor, animation, and personality to present important educational themes in Indigenous Studies.
Release: January 16, 2017
Expiration: January 16, 2021
Distributor: Independent Lens
About the Filmmakers
Alexis Bunten, (Unangan/Yup’ik) co-directs the Bioneers Indigeneity Program. She has served as a manager, media-maker, consultant and applied researcher for Indigenous, social and environmental programming for over 15 years. Alexis’ areas of expertise include Indigenous economic development, organizational decolonization, and cross-cultural communications. After receiving a BA in Art History at Dartmouth College, Alexis returned to Alaska, where she worked at the Sealaska Heritage Institute, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center in cultural programming.
Jade Begay is Diné and Tesuque Pueblo of New Mexico. Begay leads NDN Collective’s multimedia content development through strategic narrative development and creative content design. Begay has extensive experience as a multimedia producer, filmmaker and communications professional working in non-profit and Indigenous organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Film and Video and a Master of Arts degree in Environmental Leadership.