Through our work, we have the potential to create awareness and affect positive change. This can be as simple as shifting a perspective or as powerful as changing government policies.
Corporate and Non-Profit (Founder/Director/Public Relations/Programming/Development)
Tailinh Agoyo has over 15 years of professional public relations, marketing, and design experience. She was head of design for the international firm Monitor Group's West Coast offices. Tailinh worked at SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market as director of public relations, marketing, and programming. Leveraging both traditional and social media outlets, SWAIA received international attention for Santa Fe Indian Market resulting in record 175,000 visitors for 2013. Along with two colleagues, Tailinh founded Indigenous Fine Art Market in 2014 and managed marketing and creative services for the national non-profit organization for two years. In May 2016, she produced EAST, an Indigenous art show in Connecticut in partnership with the Pequot Museum and Northeast Indigenous Arts Alliance. Tailinh is the founder and director of We Are the Seeds, a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and supporting Indigenous art and culture.
Tailinh has been behind the camera shooting photos and film for over 10 years. Much of her work is focused on capturing the vibrancy and resiliency of Native American people today. Her photos of two major Native American art markets have been published worldwide. The Warrior Project, a collection of photos of Native American youth and the environment has received international attention and the series continues to be impactful. Bringing these types of photo projects to communities that have not traditionally had a voice in the media or the mainstream is profound. A positive and accurate representation of an evolving and contemporary Indigenous people is an important element in the fight preserve our cultural values and ancestral ways.
Actor in Film and Television
Tailinh has over 25 years of experience in film, television, and printwork. She's had the opportunity to travel the world, work with renowned actors, and study with some of acting's highest regarded teachers. Most recently noted for her role as Paloma on the successful series Manhattan WGN, she spent the past ten years working in New Mexico's thriving film industry. Tailinh currently works in the Philadelphia film and television market.
- Kepler's Dream
- Drunktown's Finest
- The Host
- In Plain Sight
- CBS Schoolbreak Special - My Indian Summer
- Tecumseh: The Last Warrior
- Walker, Texas Ranger
- Lakota Moon
- Dark Blood
- Partnered with the Ute Indian Tribe Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention program to facilitate a positive self-image workshop during Women's Health Week.
- Documented (through film and photography) a week of visits to traditional birthing centers in Canada for Changing Woman Initiative.
- Worked with invited Native Youth Delegation at Bioneers to create a film about the Indigenous Youth Forum.
- Co-facilitated a two-day digital storytelling workshop with Native elders.
- Photos featured in the Native Voices Gallery at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The photos are of individuals who represent the urban Indian population of Salt Lake.
- Created The Warrior Project, a collection of photographs of Indigenous children that reflected their feelings about environmental challenges on their land and in their communities.
- Produced a weekend art and performance workshop for Native youth. Youth worked with renowned artists to create sets and produce a show with music, poetry, and acting. By the end of the weekend, the youth performed the show for an audience.
- Taught an acting/film workshop at Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque, NM. High school students wrote, directed, and produced a film.
- Created short films documenting Abbe Museum Indian Market's inaugural event.
- Produced two assemblies at Meredith Elementary School in Philadelphia.
- Produced a learning visit with an Indigenous artist/educator at Friends Select School.
- Guest speaker at Sandia National Labs.
- OMA (Office of Multicultural Affairs) Talk featured speaker -- East Stroudsburg University.