Indigenous filmmaker, organizer, and renowned educator Myron Dewey held the position of Spring 2019 Lehman Brady Visiting Professor. The visiting joint chair professorship in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill is administered by the Center for Documentary Studies.
Myron Dewey is a professor, historical trauma trainer, youth media trainer, and award-winning filmmaker, journalist, and digital storyteller. He is the founder of Digital Smoke Signals, a social media production company that aims to give a platform to indigenous voices in media. Dewey's drone footage of the Standing Rock movement marks him as one of the most important journalistic voices working on environmental and indigenous issues today. Through both Digital Smoke Signals and his own media work, Dewey seeks to bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and to indigenize media with core indigenous cultural values, work that he has pursued for more than twenty years.
To celebrate the past semester, UNC-Chapel Hill's American Studies department will host a presentation with Myron Dewey in Greenlaw Hall on campus. The presentation is open to the public. It will take place in Donovan Lounge, Room 223 (second floor of Greenlaw Hall) at UNC-Chapel Hill. There will be light refreshments.