Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz

Documentarian-In-Residence, Institute of American Indian Arts

Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Ed.D., is 2017 Documentarian-In-Residence with the Institute of American Indian Arts, and founding convener for the 2017 Black and Indigenous Summit for Social Movement Documentarians, to be hosted at Omega Institute.

From 2015 to 2016, Mi’Jan Celie was a Visiting Scholar with the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics at Columbia University; inaugural leadership participant with The Banff Centre’s New Fundamentals in Creative Ecology, as well as the Aspen Institute’s Franklin Project; and Steinem Initiative lead designer and facilitator for the 2016 public policy digital storytelling and documentation pilot project with women organizers who labor for reproductive justice, at Smith College.

Mi’Jan Celie’s deepest passion resides in stories: writing, gathering, amplifying and uncovering narratives of personal transformation and community social change.

Authored Content

  • Mar 22 2017
    Blog Post Four Arts & Culture Organizers Speak Up on the Centrality of Equity in Their Work What can we do to foster and further amplify equitable ways of working, decision making, and engagement within the communities we serve? At the annual conference of the Alliance of Artists Communities and in subsequent conversations with arts administrators, cultural organizers, and residency program directors, I have been thinking about this question. Across The Rockefeller […] Bethany Martin-Breen, Lisa Hoffman, Mi'Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Susanna Battin