Tsanavi Spoonhunter

Tsanavi Spoonhunter

Northern Arapaho


Tsanavi Spoonhunter (Reporter and Filmmaker) is a descendant of the Northern Paiute Tribe, and a citizen of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. Her ancestry and upbringing in Indian Country have strongly informed her storytelling and artistic vision. In 2020, Spoonhunter earned her master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley with a focus in documentary filmmaking. Her award-winning documentary short, Crow Country: Our Right to Food Sovereignty, is currently screening at festivals and select venues. She is also working on her first feature film titled Holder of the Sky. When she’s not reporting a story or filming behind a camera, she spends her time reconnecting with her traditions. Spoonhunter often attends cultural events with her family and practices traditional artistry like basket weaving and beading. She is passionate about her culture and strives to honor it through her professional and personal projects.

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