Learn about her work on a variety of local content documentaries in an effort to create social change within Minnesota communities.
Leya Hale is from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Diné Nations. She makes her home in Saint Paul, Minnesota with her companion and three children. She works as a Producer for Twin Cities PBS. She is best known for her directorial debut, Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco (2016), winner of the 2017 Upper Midwest Emmy Award for Best Topical Documentary. Her most recent documentary is The People’s Protectors (2019), a Vision Maker Media grant production. Leya was recently selected as the 2020 Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists. Leya continues to work on a variety of local content documentaries in an effort to create social change within Minnesota communities.
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