Tracy Rector, M.Ed, is a mixed-race (Choctaw/Seminole) filmmaker, curator, community organizer, co-founder of Longhouse Media and a 2016 Stranger Genius. She has made more than 400 short films and is currently in production of her fifth feature documentary. As co-producer of the award-winning film “Teachings of the Tree People,” producer of “March Point,” co-director of “Clearwater” and director of “Ch'aak' S'aagi,” Rector has developed an awareness and sensitivity to the power of media and film as a modern storytelling tool. Her work has been featured on Independent Lens; at Cannes Film Festival, ImagineNative, National Geographic’s All Roads Film Project, Toronto International Film Festival and the Seattle Art Museum; and in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Raised in Seattle and Albuquerque, she currently lives in Seattle and serves as a City of Seattle arts commissioner.