Board

Red Nation Celebration Institute (RNCI)

Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne/SpanishJew) Founder & President

Award-winning Filmmaker/The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Member/Actor/Award-winning Director/Producer/Writer/Humanitarian

 

Linda Tenequer (Muscogee Creek Nation)  Vice President

Susan Brunsdon Attorney

– Nycole Cropper Secretary | Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Red Nation Film Festival

Edward James Olmos 

Academy Award Nominee/Actor/Battlestar Galactica, Lieutenant Martin “Marty” Castillo in Miami Vice, teacher Jaime Escalante in Stand and Deliver, patriarch Abraham Quintanilla, Jr. in the film Selena, Detective Gaff in Blade Runner, and narrator El Pachuco in both the stage and film versions of Zoot Suit. In 1988, Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the film Stand and Deliver.

– A Martinez (Mexican and Apache on his father’s side, Piegan Blackfeet and Northern European on his mother’s)

Actor and writer, known for Longmire (2012), Santa Barbara (1984) and Powwow Highway (1989).

– Paul Audley President of LA Film Inc.

Audley, has been Arizona state director of the Trust for Public Land and has an extensive background in community-based nonprofit organizations and government, including having served as mayor of Fairfield, Conn., and deputy secretary of state in Connecticut.

– Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne/SpanishJew)

Award-winning Filmmaker/The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Member/Actor/Award-winning Director/Producer/Writer/Humanitarian

Michael O’Keefe 

Golden Globe Award Winner/Academy Award Nominee/Actor.

– Tokala Clifford (Oglala Lakota)

Actor

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Native Women in Film & Television

– Pearl Means (Dine/Navajo Nation)

Producer/Author

Camille Manybeads Tso (Dine/Navajo Nation)

Filmmaker

– Elizabeth Kucinich (Washington DC)

Government affairs, policy and partnerships professional, Documentary Producer, and wife of Dennis Kucinich

– Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne/SpanishJew)

Award-winning Filmmaker/The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Member/Actor/Award-winning Director/Producer/Writer/Humanitarian

BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Native Women in Film & Television

Carolyn M. Dunn (Mvskoke/Cherokee/Choctaw)

PhD and Associate Vice President, Institutional Diversity and Assistant Professor, English and Creative Writing at Central Michigan University

Theda Newbreast (Blackfeet Nation)

Master Trainer and Wellness facilitator at Native Wellness Institute

Linda Tenequer (Muscogee Creek Nation)

RNCI Vice President/Fortune 500 Writer

Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne/SpanishJew)

Award-winning Filmmaker/The Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Member/Actor/Award-winning Director/Producer/Writer/Humanitarian

ADVISORY BOARD
Red Nation Celebration Institute

John Bryant  Founder, Chairman, CEO of Operation Hope

Vice Chairman U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, Washington DC.

– George Burdeau (Blackfeet Nation) Santa Fe New Mexico

First American Indian Director to be admitted to the DGA.

Elizabeth Kucinich (Washington DC)

Government affairs, policy and partnerships professional, Documentary Producer, and wife of Dennis Kucinichwife of Dennis Kucinich.

Dan Aykroyd

Actor/Producer/Blues Brother.

Easi Morales

Actor/“NYPD Blues” PBS “American Family.

Larry Sellers  Lakota/Osage Nations – (Tulsa, OK)

Traditional ceremonial leader and actor who played the leading Indian role Cloud Dancing in the popular series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.”

– Sage Galesi – Apache/Cheyenne/Lakota Nations.

Award-winning actress, singer/singer/performer/writer. Sage is a former Board member of Red Nation Celebration, held for 14 yrs. Sage is a Graduate of Yale University 2008.

Lisa Tiger (Muscogee/Creek/Seminole/Cherokee/Irish descent)

Santa Fe New Mexico. HIV/AIDS educator and motivational speaker. Lisa has been doing AIDS education since learning she was infected with the virus in 1992.

Becky Akins MA – (Mohawk Nation)

Tucson AZ. – Nicotrigo, LLC./Grant-writer for Native Americans.

Dr. Anthony Stately Ph. D. former AIDS Project LA.

Dr. Joel Silbar – Silbar Chiropractic.

HONORARY BOARD
Red Nation Celebration Institute

–  LaDonna Harris has devoted her life to building coalitions that create change. She has been a consistent and ardent advocate on behalf of Tribal America. In addition, she continues her activism in the areas of civil rights, environmental protection, the women’s movement and world peace.

Chief Leonard Crow Dog Medicine man, Spiritual leader, Spiritual intercessor, and story teller of Lakota tribe in Rosebud Indian. Reservation in South Dakota of Turtle Island.

Chief Oren Lyons Faithkeeper of the turtle clan of the Onondaga and Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy.

Pete Catches is the descendant of 37 generations of medicine men, is recognized as the Keeper of the Spotted Eagle Way medicine.

Montano Rain (Apache/Cheyenne) Musician/Environmental Activist/Founder of Help the Earth

IN LOVING MEMORY

Russell Means (Oglala Sioux Actor/Activist. RNFF board member

Chief Crazy Bull (Oglala Sioux) RNCI Advisory board member

Edward Albert Jr (Mexican) Actor  RNFF board member

– August Schellenberg (Mohawk) Actor RNFF board member