Vision Maker Media

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. 

57 minutes

Release: January 16, 2017

Expiration: January 16, 2021

Distributor: Independent Lens

Alexis Bunten

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

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.

Ariel Tweto

Ariel Tweto, one of the stars of Discovery Channel’s Flying Wild Alaska, is a TV personality and producer. Ariel was a contestant on the ABC game show Wipeout in 2008 and 2009. She became a frequent guest on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2012-2015, and David Letterman. In addition to her television appearances, Ariel received her private pilot certificate and is also the founder and president of Popping Bubbles, a nonprofit that supports suicide prevention. Ariel is on a mission to help people “pop” their bubbles and live happier and healthier lives.

Julian Brave

Julian Brave NoiseCat is Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress, a fellow at the Type Media Center and NDN Collective and Narrative Change Director for the Natural History Museum. He is also a contributing editor with Canadian Geographic and correspondent for Real America with Jorge Ramos. His writing has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s and The Paris Review.