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FIRST PEOPLES FUND BOARD MEMBERS Q&A SERIES — BIRD RUNNINGWATER, SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

FIRST PEOPLES FUND BOARD MEMBERS Q&A SERIES — BIRD RUNNINGWATER, SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

Through this series, we highlight the extraordinary people who serve as First Peoples Fund’s board of directors. They are the culture bearers and leaders from national nonprofits within and beyond Indian Country who graciously guide First Peoples Fund and strengthen the Collective Spirit®.

A NATIVE DIGITAL STORYTELLER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

A NATIVE DIGITAL STORYTELLER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

When the sanctity of a sacred site was threatened, Razelle Benally (Oglala Lakota/Dine’) grabbed a camera and unwittingly found her calling in life. For years, she had longed to tell stories visually. She wasn’t a talented artist like the rest of her family. But during that time of running a camera, of editing a story about the sacred site, Razelle discovered her art.