UPDATE Summit Canceled: Secretary Trujillo and Mark Trahant Featured Native Broadcast Summit Keynote
Flagstaff, AZ – Lynn Trujillo and Mark Trahant will serve as keynote speakers at the annual Native Broadcast Summit (NBS) that will take place at the Residence Inn by Marriott in Downtown Phoenix on April 28-30, 2020. The Summit, hosted by Native Public Media, is the largest gathering of North American Indigenous Nations in the fields of television and radio broadcasting.
Trujillo will address a complicated contemporary social issue in the wake of missing and murdered Indigenous women and how a partnership with media professionals can help to bring solutions to light. “Our Destiny Through Solutions Storytelling” is the theme of this year's summit and sets the stage to mobilize media professionals in constructing an environment focused on solutions narrative change.
Trujillo is Sandia Pueblo and serves as the Cabinet Secretary for the State of New Mexico Indian Affairs Department. Appointed by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on January 22, 2019, Trujillo was unanimously confirmed by the New Mexico Senate on February 20, 2019. Before joining the Administration, Secretary Trujillo worked with Native American tribes and organizations throughout the United States as a National Native American Coordinator for USDA Rural Development programs. Her experience includes organizing in tribal communities, developing programs to preserve native culture and language, and practicing Indian law in Washington, D.C., and New Mexico.