Outstanding Native Women

Georgina Lightning, Movie Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actress


Last updated 4/8/2020 at 2:55pm


• First Native American woman to direct a full-length film

• Co-founder, Tribal Alliance Productions

When Georgina Lightning was 18 years old, her father-who had displayed occasional violent outbursts-committed suicide. Georgina searched for reasons. Her quest for information was the incubating force, which resulted in an idea for a screenplay.

Georgina, a Mushwatchees Cree member of the Samson Band of the Hobbema Indian Reserve near Edmonton, Alberta, remains an outspoken advocate for Native American causes, a characteristic that played well in her decisio...

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