Native Wellness in the Arts

In Partnership with Native Wellness Institute.

Date: Nov. 21
Time: 2:00 to 4:00
Location: Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga
1410 Second Street, 1st Floor Santa Monica, CA 90401


Joe Billingiere  

Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne) Actor, Award-winnig Director/Producer, Founder/President of Red Nation Film Festival


Deborah Parker (Tulalip/Yaqui) Board of Trustee, Native Women in Film & Television, former Vice Chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes, Award Winner, Educator and Social Activist.

Michelle Enfield (Navajo), community activist and trans-gender.

Rochelle Ripley (Lakota), community organzier and nonprofit organization founder.

Peter  Jemison, Filmmaker

Robin Lebeau, (Lakota), community activist.

Loren Anthony, (Navajo) Actor

Jay Tavere, Actor

Rick Mora, (Mexican/Indian) Actor







In 2013, Native Wellness in the Arts was born, with our partnership with Native Wellness Institute, out of a direct need. It was brought to our attention that so many native artists live with historic trauma, not having our image in front and behind the camera as affected the well-being of the artist. Our native peoples and children have the highest rate of suicide then any other group and one reason is because their image is not being representation in media, hence “Where Are We” in film, television, mainstream radio and theatre.

Native Wellness in the Arts workshop takes place with two day break out sessions. Its designed to be proactive, to inspire, motivate, heal the artist from within.  Giving tools that each person can walk away with.  The groups work with highly skilled Native trainers and consultants, including high profile actors, directors and producers to share their experience, strength and hope.

As Native artists we have the strength and resiliency to move forward, in never giving up on ourself, our art, our dreams of being successful and having a career in the entertainment industry.

Presented in Los Angeles at Red Nation Film Festival – The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema {annually}.

Success Stories include: 2013 we introduced the concept in having three panels after the screenings of Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians; Inner Healing: Journey with the Native Trees of Knowledge and Full Blooded Hilarious.

Native Wellness in the Arts is made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorships.

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Red Nation Celebration Institute

Linda Tenequer

O) 747.888.4518





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