In addition to serving as the current Executive Vice President and co-owner of Schilling Media, Inc. a Native American owned Media and Media Relations Corporation, Vincent Schilling is an enrolled member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, an Award-winning Native American author and Short film Producer, an Award-winning Photojournalist and a Public Speaker that has traveled all over the United States and into Canada.
In 2011, Vincent was given a human rights award in the city of Virginia Beach by Virginia Beach Mayor Will Sessoms, Jr. for work and programs created about Native American issues in the Hampton Roads region. He is also the host of Native Trailblazers, an online indigenous radio program which airs every Friday at 7 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on www.blogtalkradio.com/NativeTrailblazers. In 2011, Native Trailblazers was nominated for an Aboriginal People’s Choice Music Award for “Best Aboriginal Music Radio Station / Program” and has also won for three years in a row the Silver Arrow award from Spirit Wind Records for outstanding contributions to Native American Music. As a Photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has contributed hundreds of articles to national publications such as Indian Country Today Media Network (the leading Native American news publication in the United States) Arthritis Today, Woman’s World, Winds of Change, The Tribal College Journal, Children’s Digest and regional publications in his hometown of Virginia Beach such as Inside Business, The Virginian-Pilot and Tidewater Parent. He was recently given a Bronze Editorial Excel Award for the Winds of Change "Conflict on the Mountain" article featured in the Spring 2011 issue. His first book, “Native Athletes in Action” has won distinction with a Moonbeam Children’s award in multicultural non-fiction and acclaim as the book of the month for “Native America Calling,” a nationally syndicated Native American radio show. He later released his second book, “Native Men of Courage,” in the summer of 2008 and his third book “Native Musicians – In the Groove,” as part of a growing “Native Trailblazer Series.” He has just released his latest book in the Native Trailblazer series about Native Environmental champions entitled “Native Defenders of the Environment.”
As an author and photojournalist, Vincent Schilling has met and spoke with a multitude of amazing people in his adventures to include John McCain, Retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, and a plethora of award-winning Native American musicians and artists to include Wayne Newton, Felipe Rose, Mary Youngblood, Crystal Shawanda, and Michael Bucher. He also loves photography and has had the pleasure of photographing amazing people such as President Barack Obama, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sarah Palin, Ed Begley, Jr. as well as Governors, Senators, Tribal Nation Chiefs and many others. Vincent now lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Delores. Together, they have traveled all over the country and Vincent has been fortunate to share his experiences with Native youth and others as far away from his hometown of Virginia Beach as Ronan, Montana.