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ALEXIS “ALEX” ANORUK SALLEE is Inupiaq/Mexican and grew up in Dgheyey Kaq’ (Anchorage), Alaska with family ties in Kigiktaq (Shishmaref) and Sitnasuaq (Nome). Her love of filmmaking started in sound design and received her BA in Recording Arts in 2012. She worked as a sound editor of local and national programming for the Anchorage based Koahnic Broadcast Corporation after graduating high school. In 2010, Alexis moved to Florida to attend Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts. Taking her skills to L.A., she continued working with Koahnic, now as a host and producer. She’s lead special productions such as “Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance,” which garnered a 2017 First Place Native American Media Award. After years in audio post-production working in feature films and television, her move to directing and producing was after feeling the need to see Alaska Native representation in film. Her directorial debut Who We Are is a personal project discussing climate change and dedicated to her Inupiat ancestors. It was chosen as the Grand Prize winner in the “She Directed Filmmaker Contest” out of 400+ submissions nationwide. Sallee collaborated with MTV Entertainment to create original work for Native Heritage Month 2021. She co-wrote and directed Celebrating Our Beauty for the global platform, sharing Alaska Native tattoos traditionally done by women and the power they carry. This project featured an all Indigenous cast and crew. Alex continues to work on cultural visual projects that honors Indigenous stories and people. She has been host and producer of INDIGEFI since 2013.
Are you an indigenous musician or band? We want to hear your stuff!
Alexis Sallee is Iñupiaq and Mexican and grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. Her love of filmmaking and sound found its start in radio. After attending Full Sail University where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts, she took her skills to L.A. There she worked in audio post-production on various film and television projects including Oculus, Poltergeist, Birth of the Dragon, NBC’s Allegiance, and Showtime documentary Play It Forward. She served as Co-Director and Producer of the 2018 documentary “Definition of Resilience”, which highlights the dynamic stories of Indigenous hip-hop MCs. In 2019, she wrote and directed her debut short film "Who We Are" a personal project dedicated to her Iñupiaq ancestors. Alexis continues to work on cultural visual projects that honors Indigenous stories and people. She has been host and producer of INDIGEFI, formerly Earthsongs, since 2013.