- Rachelle Areyan (Pascua Yaqui, lives and works in Fresno);
- Jamie Boley (Choctaw, lives and works in Visalia);
- Mercedes Dorame (Tongva, lives and works in Los Angeles);
- Erik Damien Escovedo (Tarahumara & Mescalero Apache, lives and works in Fresno);
- Cristina Gonzales (Chumash, lives and works in Visalia);
- James Martin (Choctaw, lives and works in Fresno);
- Bobby Von Martin (Choctaw, Lives and works in Fresno);
- Melinda Micco (Seminole, Creek, and Choctaw, lives and works in Richmond);
- Delaney R. Whitebird Olmo (Kashia Pomo, Yurok and Karuk, lives and works in Fresno);
- Carly Tex (Western Mono, lives and works in Fresno);
- Laura Wass (Mountain Maidu, lives and works in Fresno).
Carly Tex: On Weaving
Western Mono traditional basketweaver and language bearer Carly Tex discusses the process of weaving her new tsamaya (winnowing basket), and how the practice of learning and teaching her language connects her to place and culture.
Interview with Dr. Melinda Micco: Why are we walking — What are we doing this for?
In this interview, Seminole activist Melinda Micco talks about filming "Every Step a Prayer," the practice of spiritual walking and the intergenerational influence of her Seminole family and peoples’ resistance. She shares the meaning and history behind the “Refinery healing walks” that began as a peaceful act of resistance in response to the ongoing environmental degradation in the “refinery corridor” of California’s bay area. Prayerful, or spiritual, walks bring together Native American leaders and community members, and non-Native Americans, to walk in protection of the land, waters, and all communities.
Cristina Gonzales: Kišalasulǐs — Our Prayer
Cristina Gonzales is a a Chumash cultural practitioner, master weaver, educator, and Šmuwič language learner. Here, she sings, with relatives Isabel Ayala and Patricia Gonzales, a song written by her language teacher, the songwriter and superior court Judge Deborah Sanchez, to the tune of a Chumash lullaby. The songs expresses a deep connection to ancestors and affirms their continued presence.