Leya Hale

Leya Hale

Leya Hale is from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her companion and three children. She works as a Producer for Twin Cities PBS. She is best known for her directorial debut, Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco (2016), winner of the 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Best Topical Documentary. Her most recent documentary is The People’s Protectors (2019), a Vision Maker Media grant production. She is proud to be one of four 2017 Sundance Film Institute Knight Fellows and part of the 2018 Big Sky Film Institute Native Initiative Fellowship cohort. Leya continues to work on a variety of local content documentaries in an effort to create social change within Minnesota communities.

Job Title: 
Producer
Tribal Affiliation: 
Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota & Diné Nations

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