Native Voices, Native Media, Native Truths

CHANDLER, AZ –Both Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of the Gila River Indian Community and Crystal Echohawk, Founder and CEO of IllumiNative, centered their remarks during the 2019 Native Broadcast Summit on the need for Native Americans to reclaim our right to shape our own identities within the dominant culture.

Echohawk, a member of the Pawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, stated Native Americans “for too long have been told we are invisible and don’t count.” Lewis agreed, emphasizing that, “Native people should claim their inherent right to share our stories.”