Through this internship, I will learn how to create ethical documentary work that promotes tribal soverignty within the structure of a tribal government. I will assist in the creation of media which follows a collective mission to promote community wellness. I will gain a greater understanding of the social dynamics within my tribal community and learn how to navigate its nuances.
For the duration of my time at Duke, I want to integrate my experiences working within my tribal community into my academic work and future career. My experience with Duke Engage allowed me to incorporate an Indigenous-centered creative perspective into my policy and documentary work. I want my Brodhead experience to allow me to apply this experience to my own tribal community and to use this experience for framing my future community engagement endeavors.