In this presentation, Tailinh Agoyo will share about her 30-plus years of work in Native arts. Attendees will follow her journey from actor to photographer to founder and director of We Are the Seeds, an Indigenous arts and culture organization based in Philadelphia. The presentation will weave in photos and videos that highlight Tailinh's commitment to celebrate Native peoples and their stories, and create opportunities for accurate representation of Indigenous people today.
Tailinh Agoyo is co-founder and director of We Are the Seeds of CultureTrust, a non-profit organization committed to uplifting and amplifying Indigenous voices through the arts. In its fourth year, We Are the Seeds has produced six celebrations of Indigenous arts and cultures and multiple creative and educational programs. She is the host of 'Rise and Thrive,' a radio show that honors the voices of Indigenous artists, performers, educators, and change-makers. She is also a producer on the gorgeous and significant 'I Will Carry You' children's book. Tailinh is an artist. Her photography work is focused on capturing the vibrancy of Indigenous people today. The Warrior Project, a collection of photos of Native youth and their continuing commitment to environmental stewardship has received international attention and continues to be impactful. Tailinh has worked in film and television for more than 30 years. She is mom to four wonderful children.