Mikaela Garcia – National Centre for American Indian Enterprise Development

Mikaela Garcia originates from the village of Kykotsmovi in Hopi, AZ, and belongs to the Snake and Roadrunner people. Garcia started working with her family’s non-profit, Black Mesa Trust by using film to archive traditional stories, and teachings, and create videos to educate people on important issues. From a young age, she was taught to be a steward of land, animals, and people in order to preserve and obtain the environment for the next generations. Working in the media industry she over time labeled herself as a messenger to people. Since being the Social Media Specialist for Sky Bear Media, she has worked with organizations such as National Center for American Indian Enterprise and Development, where she’s been able to help create creative and engaging content promoting Indigenous businesses.