Tsanavi Spoonhunter

Tsanavi Spoonhunter is a Northern Arapaho and Northern Paiute nonfiction film director, producer and writer. Her short films have screened on Alaska Airlines, at the National Museum of the American Indian, The Redford Center, art museums and PBS affiliates. Some of her written works include federal government funding for tribes, jurisdictional issues between governing agencies and economic development on tribal lands. Currently, she freelances for Indigenous-led news organizations while directing and producing her first feature-length documentary titled HOLDER OF THE SKY. Spoonhunter earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on documentary film. She is a 2022 Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainability Fellow, First Peoples Fund Fellow and SFFilm FilmHouse Resident.