ACADEMY MEMBERS 

2011

Wes Studi. Cherokee
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Pow Wow Highway, 2003 Festival; Older Than America, 2008 Festival  

2016

Joanelle Romero. Apache, Navajo, Southern Ute, Paiute Nations
Academy Branch: Associates
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Founder and President of Festival 1995; American Holocaust: When Its All Over I’ll Still Be Indian, 2003 Festival;  Pow Wow Highway, 2003 Festival; The Girl Called Hatter Fox, 2003 Festival; The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo, 2014 Festival 

Heather Rae. Cherokee
Academy Branch: Producers
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: First Circle, 2010 Festival; Young Lakota, 2012 Festival; Frozen River, 2018 Festival; Trudell 2014 Festival; Among Ravens, 2014 Festival   

Adam Beach. Saulteaux
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Older Than America, 2008 Festival

2017

Gil Birmingham. Comanche
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Dreamkeeper, 2003 Festival; The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2009 Festival; Shouting Secrets, 2011 Festival; Crooked Arrows, 2012 Festival; Wind River, 2017 Festival  

2018

Irene Bedard. Iñupiat, Yup’ik, Inuit, Cree, Métis
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Songs My Brothers Taught Me, 2015 Festival

Tantoo Cardinal. Métis
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Dreamkeeper, 2003 Festival;  Shouting Secrets, 2011 Festival; Older Then America, 2008 Festival; From Above/Chasing Shakespeare, 2013 Festival; Wind River, 2017 Festival 

Q’orianka Kilcher. Quechua-Huachipaeri 
Academy Branch: Actors
Red Nation Celebration Institute Connection: Running Deer, 2013 Festival; Shouting Secrets, 2011 Festival 

Danis Goulet. Cree, Métis
Academy Branch: Short Films and Feature Animation

Rachel Perkins. Arrernte /Kalkadoon Nations
Academy Branch: Directors

Warwick Thornton. Kaytej Nation
Category: Cinematographers

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