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Member Education Sessions: Pop Culture and Media Representation

1:00pm- 2:30pm EST

Event Description

Representation matters. When we witness narratives and individuals who mirror our own experiences, it profoundly shapes our understanding of what can be achieved and the orientation of our vision. The exclusion and lack of Indigenous representation throughout media and pop culture is indicative of the ongoing erasure we face by mainstream society. It reflects a continuation of systemic oppression and disregard for our ancestors and communities. 

However, Indian Country and its resiliency are fighting back. Across various mediums, from film and photography to literature, Indigenous creators are claiming their space and creating works like never before. We are amidst an Indigenous renaissance. 

Native Americans in Philanthropy was honored to spotlight some of these advocates in our March Member Education Session. Moderated by Stephine “Steph” Poston, along with members of our Native Youth Grantmaker program, we welcomed Kristin Gentry (Choctaw) from IndigiPopX and Vogue’s Christian Allaire (Ojibwe). Together, they engaged in a conversation about Indian Country’s growing presence and power throughout media and pop culture.

Watch the broadcast now on NAP’s YouTube Channel and be sure to subscribe to the NAP YouTube channel for more informative and important resources on Native communities.

About Our Speakers


Kristin Gentry (Chocktaw) (she/they)

IndigiPopX Director, Native Realities, LLC

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Christian Allaire (Ojibwe) (he/him)

Senior Fashion and Style Writer, Vogue

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Stephine "Steph" Poston, M.A. (Pueblo of Sandia) (she/her)

President & CEO, Poston & Associates, LLC

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