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Indigenous Heritage Speakers

Exploring Roots of Wisdom: Stories of Cultural Richness from Indigenous Heritage Experts

List of Indigenous Heritage Speakers

Celebrate original cultures and traditions with these Indigenous Heritage Keynote Speakers. This list features an extraordinary ensemble of voices committed to preserving, celebrating, and sharing the rich tapestry of indigenous traditions. These speakers bring a profound connection to their heritage, offering unique perspectives on history, identity, and the challenges faced by indigenous communities. Delve into captivating narratives that weave together the wisdom of ancestral knowledge with the aspirations of the future. From discussions on cultural resilience to insights into environmental stewardship, our speakers provide a gateway to understanding and appreciating the diversity of indigenous cultures. Honor and amplify these vital voices that bridge the past and present, fostering a deeper appreciation for the cultural treasures that form the foundation of indigenous heritage.

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Sydney Freeland
(2 ratings)

Award-Winning LGBTQ Navajo Filmmaker & Emmy-Nominated Director

John Herrington
(2 ratings)

Former NASA Astronaut, First Native American in Space, Educator & Story-Teller

Lou Diamond Phillips
(1 rating)

Actor, Director & Writer Known for "La Bamba" & "Stand and Deliver"

Dallas Goldtooth
(3 ratings)

Writer, Actor, Playwright & Comedian Most Known for the FX Series, "Reservation Dogs"

Kumu Hina
(1 rating)

Native Hawaiian Transgender Teacher, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Cultural Practitioner & Community Leader

Billy Mills
(4 ratings)

Second Native American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal & Co-Founder of Running Strong for American Indian Youth

Winona LaDuke
(5 ratings)

Executive Director of Honor the Earth

Tara Houska
(5 ratings)

Tribal Attorney, Indigenous Rights Activist & Founder of Not Your Mascots

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez
(1 rating)

Indigenous Climate Activist, Hip-Hop Artist, Author & Youth Director of Earth Guardians

Sterlin Harjo

Native American Filmmaker, Producer & Director; Known for "Reservation Dogs," "Mekko," "Barking Water" & "Four Sheets to the Wind"

Kelly Jackson
(1 rating)

Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist, & Tribal Advocate

Alex Rice

Actress Known for Her Role as Sue Clearwater in "The Twilight Saga"

Patricia Velasquez

Actress & Model; President & Founder of The Wayuu Taya Foundation; Goodwill Ambassador for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Artist for Peace, UNESCO

Chaske Spencer

Actor Known for "Twilight," "Banshee" & "The English"; Activist Born of the Lakota Sioux Tribe & Raised on Indian Reservations

Tatanka Means
(3 ratings)

Native American Actor & Stand-Up Comedian

D.J. Vanas
(1 rating)

Best-Selling Author, Former U.S. Air Force Officer & Enrolled Member of the Ottawa Tribe

Susan Devan Harness
(2 ratings)

Indigenous Award-Winning Author of "Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption"

Gyasi Ross
(4 ratings)

Native Author, Speaker, Storyteller