Georgiana Lee

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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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Navajo
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As a woman who found great strength from her participation in the Girl Scouts, I wanted to share this initiative with others who want to see more woman grow up and fill leadership roles in media and society as a whole.

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Congratulations to Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee) for his film "Tribal Journeys of the Pacific Northwest" for being selected to screen at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 16- 27, 2011 in New York.

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Sitting in the cafe of The Magnolia hotel in downtown Denver, Colorado, this morning, a slice of gratitude shined on me. I was chewing on my strawberry cream cheese bagel—completely off my diet—reading a poem. It dawned on me that I am where I was intended to be and I could trace my footsteps back to a pink flyer I saw on the San Juan College campus in Farmington, New Mexico.

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