Brenda Kay Manuelito

2010 Corn Mother Honoree


Brenda Kay Manuelito is Diné of the Towering House clan (Kíí’yaa’aaníí) “born for” the Salt clan (Ashiihi). Her maternal grandparents are the Mud clan (Hasht’lishníí) and her paternal grandparents are the Weavers or Zia clan (Tlogí). Her family comes from Naschitti and Tohatchi, New Mexico, adjacent communities on the Navajo Nation.

Currently, she teaches native community members how to create 3–5 minute “mini-movies” that focus on the beauty and strength of their everyday lives. Along with her partner Carmella Rodriguez of nDigiDreams, LLC, her life work is to focus on the areas of health, education, policy, and cultural preservation of Native American peoples throughout the United States. They travel extensively to rural and under served communities across the nation.

Her passion and life’s work is to combine age-oldnative storytelling ways with new modern technology to help Heal Our Communities One Story at a Time.™



When we tap into the deepest levels of our understanding through stories and storytelling, we are all related.

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