March 19 Zoom-a-thon, 5 pm - 8 pm PST

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Join us for a night of joy as we fundraise to build the Humboldt NAS Food Sovereignty Lab and Cultural Workspace. Watch LIVE & Donate!

Comedy | Poetry | Film | Music & More!


  1. Tanaya Winder is an authors, singer/songwriter, poet, motivational speaker and educator who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations hwere she is an enrolled citizen. She received a BA in Enlgish from Standofrd Unvisersity and a MFA in creative writing from the Unviserity of New Mexico. She co-founded As/Us: A Space form Women of the World, a literary magazine publishing works by BIPOC women. She is a 2016 National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development "40 under 40" list of emerging American Indian leaders recipeint and a 2017 First Peioples Fund Artists in Business Leadership fellow. For 11 years, Winder served as Director of the University of Colorado Boulder's Upward Bound program where she served hundreds of Indigenous youth. Today, Tanaya serves as the Communications Associate Director for the Conservation Lands Foundation. Her specialities include: youth & women empowerment, healing truama through art, creative writing workshops, and mental wellness advocacy.

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  2. Ursula Pike has an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the Insitute of American Indian Arts and a master's degree in Econominca from Western Illinois University. She writes about Native American issues, equity in higher eduction, and travel. Ursula is a member of the Karuk Tribe and grew up in Oregan and California. Her debut book An Indian among los Indigenas: A Native Travel Memoir about Two years in Bolivia, South American, will be published by Heyday Books in April 2021. You can find her work in Ligeia Magazine, Yellow Medicine Review, World Literature Today , O'Dark 30, and the Rio Review

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  3. Michelle Hernandez is a Native American filmmaker and photographer. She is a Wiyot tribal member and grew up on the Table Bluff Reservation. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Film and Electronic Media at American University in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. at Cal Poly Humboldt in both Film and Native American Studies. Many of her work focuses on the importance of culture, traditions, and identity, as well as dealing with Native American subjects. With her work she wants to give voice to stories that help break down stereotypes.

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  4. Fig Fishkin (also goes by Ariel, uses they/them pronouns) has lived on Wiyot land since 2010. Prior to that, they lived on Yokut and Bay Miwok land. They are obsessed with Transformative Justice, and figuring out how we can respond to conflict in ways that strengthen bonds in our communities. They are also a local musician under the project name Blood Hunny. For paid labor, they work as a Community Health Promoter with Vision y Compromiso helping folks sign up for and access Medi-Cal Benefits.

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  5. Jackie Keliiaa (Yerington Paiute and Washoe) is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor and producer based in Oakland, California. You can find her in the 2021 release, We Had a Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy. She was featured on Illuminative's 25 Native American Comedians to Follow, was Comic of the Week on The Jackie And Laurie Show, took over Tig Notaro's Twitter and she was awarded a 2020 Endurance, Hope and Community Commission from the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival to write a TV pilot - and that's just during the pandemic!

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  6. Jim Ruel is a comedian, writer, director, producer and actor. He is a member of the Bay Mills Band of Ojibwe. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his brother and five sisters. He first tried standup comedy at a junior high talen show. However it was not until after college that he began performing in comedy clubs around the midwest. In 2001, he was a finalist in NBC's Diversity Talen Search in New York City, which ultimately led to his first television appearance on 'The World Stands Up' which was taped in London, England. He was gone on to appear on Showtime with 'Goin Native: the American Indian Comedy Slam,' PBS on 'Crossing the Line: Multiracial Comedians,' and on FNX with "first Nations Comedy Experience".

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