Our Emerging Leader Award is granted to applicants who demonstrate a deep commitment to addressing gender and sexual violence against Indigenous people, who are utilizing their studies to lead ongoing efforts to raise awareness, support survivors, or prevent future violence. Each Emerging Leader Award recipient is given a $500 honorarium.
Maya Rose Dittloff (Many Pipes Woman) is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota, but was born and raised in Montana. She received her education from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Today she serves as an Ambassador for her school as well as the American Indian College Fund. She was named a Creative Visions 2018 Emerging Filmmaker and NBC Universal Scholar. She is also attached to direct the Indigenous television series PERMA RED.