Tracy Rector is a filmmaker, curator, community organizer and programmer. Currently, she is serving as the managing director of storytelling at Nia Tero, a nonprofit committed to supporting Indigenous governance and guardianship. She has directed and produced over 400 shorts, the Reciprocity Project series, and a number of feature films including the recent award-winning Outta the Muck with support from ITVS. As an impact producer, Rector served on the team for the Emmy Award-winning feature documentary Dawnland, which premiered on Independent Lens’ 2018-19 season to 2.1 million viewers in its opening week. Her work has also been featured in National Geographic, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Smithsonian’s Museum of the American Indian.