Siera Begaye Amaya
Shí éí Siera Begaye Amaya yinishyé
Tsé Ńjíkiní bashishchiin
Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́
Siera Begaye Amaya is a Diné (Navajo) Artist, Wellness Advocate, Producer, and Co-Owner of Kanion, an Indigenous-owned and operated Production Company. She is currently based in the traditional homelands of The O’odham in Phoenix, AZ. Raised in creative spaces, she is at home in the Indigenous art world. With early exposure to artists and skilled crafts people, she quickly learned the importance of practice, dedication, and attention to detail and has carried that into her current body of work.
Her vision is to create visual medicine. Being involved with certain projects such as “Native Women on The Front Lines” a video spotlight talking about sexual abuse and the parallels to environmental abuse in Standing Rock, South Dakota. She’s also a part of the Native online community reaching over 20K people; her posts focus on social issues, positive encouragement, and healthy relationships. Whether traveling in-person or participating online, she’s helped facilitate workshops with the Native Wellness Institute (NWI). Her first experience with NWI was through the Native Youth Leadership Academy in 2014. Since then she’s been a part of the Indigenous 20 Something Project. I20SP is an inter-tribal movement focused on healing a generation by promoting, creating, and sustaining healthy lasting collaborations among Indigenous 20-somethings (people in their 20’s) established in 2018.
She’s currently developing a multimedia art project with Director Tomás Karmelo Amaya called Native Love, which focus on reclaiming Indigenous love stories. She has been featured on The Huffington Post, Makers Women, The Changing Womxn Collective.
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