At AWAKE Media, we envision a world where young indigenous people have the resources and tools necessarily to tell their stories of resistance and cultural engagement. However, many forms of media are too often inaccessible to marginalized communities. We know that these stories and talent exist – we want to help them flourish.
Our goal is to train and engage native youth in new schools of media and storytelling, bringing light to frontline communities and aiding the creation of new media content in every shape, size and format imaginable.
In doing this, we look to help our fellows bridge the divide, giving them resources and opportunities to practice their storytelling with people deeply committed to helping them grow. As part of our program, we are introducing the AWAKE Media Fellowship. Beginning in the summer of 2018, we will l host seven fellows for a week-long training summit in camerawork, editing, storytelling, leadership, and healing in the Delaware River Basin area of Pennsylvania, including a day trip to New York City.
The summit will be the beginning of a year-long mentorship program where we work closely with fellows to tap into their strengths, learn new skills, and cultivate an audience.