Myron Dewey

Myron Dewey is the founder of Digital Smoke Signals. He is Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone.

He made Digital Smoke Signals: Aerial Footage from the Night of November 20, 2016 at Standing Rock (Digital Smoke Signals, 2016). He is the founder and owner Digital Smoke Signals, a media production company that aims to give a platform to indigenous voices in media. His drone footage of the Standing Rock movement protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) established him as an important journalist in environmental and indigenous issues. He contributed footage to and co-directed Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (2017). Dewey has over two decades of experience working to bridge the digital divide in media and technology throughout Indian Country, as an educator and technology expert building technology infrastructures. He began his career as a wildland firefighter and firefighting trainer.

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