Georgiana Lee


Georgiana Lee

Georgiana Lee, a member of the Diné (Navajo) tribe in Arizona, has been the organization’s Assistant Director since 2009. She manages Vision Maker Media’s films created for PBS, including the organization’s open call for proposals, and works with independent Native American producers. She also oversees the acquisition program, and manages the biennial Vision Maker Film Festival. Georgiana received her Bachelor in Journalism from Creighton University in 2006 and a certificate in film producing from the College of Santa Fe in 2007. In 2006, Georgiana was the recipient of the University of Nebraska—Omaha Woman of Color Youth Leadership Award for her service in the Greater Omaha community. Georgiana’s experience includes producer, location manager, and unit production manager with the New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive. Before joining Vision Maker Media, Georgiana worked in Montana as a field organizer for Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Georgiana currently serves on the board of the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC) in San Francisco, C.A. and is secretary on the board of Indian Center, Inc. in Lincoln, NE.

Tó’áhání (Near-The-Water Clan), nishłį́ (maternal clan)
Tótsohnii (Big Water Clan), báshíshchíín (paternal clan)
Táchii’nii (Red-Running-Into-The-Water Clan), dashicheii (maternal grandfather's clan)
Kinyaa’áanii (Towering House People), dashinalí (paternal grandfather's clan)

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Assistant Director
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I was born in Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, in April of 1984 along with my twin sister. I didn’t have the best relationship with my dad.

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The 2012 National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 43rd Annual Convention and Trade Show officially kicked off in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Wednesday, October 17, 2012. The theme for this year's convention was "Maintaining Traditions in a Digital Era.” It was a conference filled with exciting dialogue, inspiration, and sharing of innovative ideas for use in the classroom.

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The fourth biennial VisionMaker Film Festival was held September 30 through October 6, 2011, with screenings at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Sheldon Art Museum, NET Television, Film Streams (Omaha, Neb.) and Merryman Performing Arts Center (Kearney, Neb.) with the help of the following funders and supporters: Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Humanities Council, NET Television, Lincoln Journal Star, Southeast Nebraska Native American Coalition (SENNAC), University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), Creighton University,


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