Filmmaker and Media Strategist
Jade Begay, (Diné and Tesuque Pueblo), is a filmmaker and the Sustainability and Justice Communications Fellow at Resource Media, a nonprofit PR firm that provides media strategy and services to groups who are working to protect communities and the environment. In May 2015, Jade completed the Environmental Leadership MA program at Naropa University which trains students, like Jade, in how to lead organizational and community transformation towards an environmentally and socially just and sustainable society. Currently Jade works on a wide range of issues from Women’s and reproductive rights to Climate Change to racial justice and to nuclear guardianship. Jade is also a facilitator and trainer in diversity and inclusion work. At the foundation of Jade’s work is her life’s purpose to support First Nation communities in restoring ecological balance and protecting their cultures. Her camera, her communications skills, and her passion for justice are her tools for amplifying Indigenous and marginalized people’s voices and movements.