zaglavlje Filozofski fakultet
Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector (Choctaw/Seminole) is the Executive Director and Co-founder of Longhouse Media. In just ten years, she has facilitated work with over 2,700 youth, has made 360 short films and is currently in production of her third feature documentary. Ms. Rector earned her Masters in Education from Antioch University’s First Peoples Program. She specializes in Native American Studies, traditional plant medicine, and documentary film. As the co-producer of the award-winning film Teachings of the Tree People, producer of March Point and co-director of Clearwater, Ms. Rector has developed an awareness and sensitivity to the power of media and film as a modern storytelling tool. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens, Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project, and in the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian. As a Native Education specialist, Tracy offers unique insight to her projects. Her vision is to bring traditional and contemporary education together on a foundation based in environmental stewardship. She has worked as a consultant with the Seattle Art Museum as an education specialist, as a Native Naturalist for the Olympic Sculpture Park and in planning for the new expanded Native American wing of the Seattle Art Museum and the international exhibition S’abadeb –The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists. In 2009, Tracy received the National Association for Media Literacy award for outstanding contributions made in the field of media education (previously awarded to Jon Stewart and Bill Moyers). She is a Sundance Institute Lab Fellow, Tribecca All Access Grantee and is the recipient of the Horace Mann Award for her work in utilizing media for social justice. Tracy was raised in Seattle and Albuquerque; both homes have inspired her artistic and cultural vision. Ms. Rector currently sits as a City of Seattle Arts Commissioner.

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