Out in the Field:
Vision Maker Media Attends NIEA Conference
vision maker media at niea
Vision Maker Media staff attended the National Indian Education Association annual conference Oct. 18–21 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme of the conference this year was Education Sovereignty, and VMM totally supports that. Besides attending sessions, we also presented one titled, “Preserving and Revitalizing Indigenous Communities through Native Youth Media Storytelling.” Thank you to our two speakers, Maya Salganek and Native youth participant Kanesia McGlashan-Price, both from Alaska, who participated in the training “Alaska Native Filmmakers Intensive 2021.” The discussion was about the collaboration with VMM and highlighting the Intensive’s successes and challenges. The conference had nearly 2,000 Native educators, parents, students, presenters, and exhibitor attendees. Vision Maker Media had a booth to share with any interested passersby all about being a Vision Maker.