2022 Reclamation, An Exhibition Featuring Two Contemporary Native Photographers, University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon
2022 Native American Art Galleries, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
2022 Native Truths: Our Voices, Field Museum, Our Stories, Chicago, Illinois
2021 Story of the Land, SCWCA-The Southern California Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.
2021 LH Horton Jr. Art Gallery, Delta College, Stockton, California.
2021 Photo Flux: Ushuttering L.A., J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
2020 NoWhere and Everywhere Indigenous in America, ReflectiveSpace Glendale, Glendale, California
2020 A(MEND) New Narratives of Native American Life. Galleries at CCBC, Baltimore, Maryland
2020 The Galleries at CCBC, Baltimore, Maryland.
2020 First Peoples Week, The Greene Space, New York City, NY.
2020 Common Ground: Embed Gallery, Toolbox LA, Woodland Hills, CA.
2020 reLocated: Urban Migration, Perseverance, and Adaptation. Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
2019 Photoville Native American group exhibition. Brooklyn, New York.
2019 Beyond Standing Rock. Museum of Indian Art & Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2019 ERASURE: Native American Genocide: A Legacy. ReflectSpace, Glendale, CA.
2019 Contemporary Traces on Ancient Land. Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA.
2018 Dora De Larios: Other Worlds + Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves. Main Museum, LA, CA.
2017 Louder Than Words: Indigenous American Art and Activism. Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA.
2017 (About that) Water is Life. Minnesota Center for Book Arts Minneapolis , Minnesota.
2017 Entering Standing Rock: the Protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Maxwell Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2016 Celebrating the Health & Resilience of Native Americans in Los Angeles. The California Endowment Center, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Culture of Los Angeles, Native Heritage Month. Los Angeles City Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Los Angeles Real NDNZ ‘retake’ Hollywood (solo exhibition), These Days, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Girls Girls Girls photography exhibition. 1850 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Colors of Humanity Online photo exhibition. Everett, PA.
2016 Monochrome – The Black and White Photography exhibition. Arts District Los Arts District Los Angeles Photo Collective (ADLAPC), Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Creative Portrait Exhibition. Los Angeles Center of Photography, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Ecotone | Boundaries, Tensions, Integrations. Venice Arts Gallery, Venice, CA.
2014 Legacy of Exiled NDNZ exhibition (solo exhibition). 118 Winston Gallery, Los Angeles. CA
COLLECTIONS / AWARDS
Trition Museum, San Clara, CA
University of Oregon, Archival Dept., Portland, Oregon
Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
2021 One of six finalist in 2021 Los Angeles Artadia Award
2016 The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.
2016 Winner of Video Poem “My Once Life”
2014 Winner of Los Angeles Times Inspiration Photo Contest
2014 Fellowship “Undisciplined” Research on the Indian Boarding School experience.
LECTURES / PANELS
2021 ABC7 – Filmmaker Pamela J. Peters explores LA’s Native American community through the lens of migration
2021 KVIE/ PBS – Preserving Culture Through Art segments and KVIE Arts Showcase, Los Angeles, California
2020 Reflections on Calafia from Indigenous Perspectives. ArtCenter College, Pasadena, California.
2019 Contours, Configurations, and Locality: Mapping Urban Indigenous Los Angeles. Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.
2019 Native American Representation in film, television and digital media. University of St Andrews, Fife Scotland.
2019 UCLA, “American” Art and the Legacy of Conquest: Art at California’s Missions in the Global 18th-20th Centuries. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
2019 (Re-) Visualizing Indigenous Pasts, Presents, and Futures, Pasadena Library, Pasadena, CA,
2019 Photography talk “Open Show.” ArtCenter College, Pasadena, CA
2019 Photographer’s Eye – NDNZ in the City. Los Angeles Central Public Library, Los Angeles, CA.
2018 Indigenous Now – Indigenous Artists Reinforce History and Presence. Tongva Park, Santa Monica, CA.
2018 Celebrating Native Voices: Short Fiction and Documentary Films by Native American Filmmakers. Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN.
2017 Race & Gender 104 Course studies on Bodies: Violence. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
2016 NDNZ in the City: Multimedia Narratives of American Indian Culture. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
2016 Real NDNZ Re-Take Hollywood, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
2016 35th Annual Medicine Ways Conference – Indigenous Perspectives: Identity and Representation Through Media. University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA.
2016 Legacy of Exiled NDNZ Photography and Film. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 Symposium guest: Not Your Romantic Indian: Indigenous Photography and the Legacy of Edward Curtis. University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
2015 Present Legacy of Exiled NDNZ. Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
2015 Indian Relocation with the film The Exiles and Legacy of Exiled NDNZ. University of Berkeley (UCB). Berkeley, CA.
2015 Legacy of Exiled NDNZ Photography and Film. Pitzer College, Pomona College, Pomona, CA.
2015 Keynote Speaker for Native Youth Conference. University of California Irvine (UCI), Irvine, CA.
2015 Legacy of Exiled NDNZ Photography and Film. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Red Reflections of Life. Cal Arts, Santa Clarita, CA.
2015 Race & Gender Course on Postcolonial Feminist Theories, Visual Culture. UCLA. LA, CA.
2014 Legacy of Exiled NDNZ Photography and Film. UCSD, San Diego, CA.
2014 Photography through a Native Lens. Torres Martinez Tribal TANF. Los Angeles, CA.
2014 29th Annual California Indian Conference. University of California (UCR), Riverside, CA.
2014 Native Youth Event. University of California Riverside (UCR) Riverside, CA.
2014 Exiled NDNZ Photography and Film. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona,
2014 The Aesthetics and Art of Film in Cinemas’ of Sovereignty. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
2014 Exiled NDNZ presentation about American Indian stories through multimedia. Claremont Colleges / Pitzer College, Claremont, CA.
2014 USC Annenberg Center of Communication Leadership & Policy. CCLP Brings Together Acclaimed Photojournalists for Next Journalism Forum. USC, Los Angeles, CA.
PUBLICATIONS / BIBLIOGRAPHY
Here We Are: Reclaiming Indigenous Identity in America, Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine (March 2021)
“Diné artist first Native to lecture at St. Andrews.” Arlyssa Becenti, Navajo Times, (Jan 9, 2020).
“Diné Pride ‘We Are Sacred’ Diyingo ‘Adaanitsíískéés” Guest Writer. Indian Country Today (July 8, 2019).
“Los Angeles’ sizable Native American community is often overlooked.” Chuck Thompson. Cowboys & Indians Magazine (Feb 20, 2019).
“How Native Americans in the arts are preserving tradition in a changing world.” By Dina Gilio-Whitaker. Los Angeles Times (Nov 29, 2018).
“Legacy of Exiled NDNZ” and the film that inspired my work. Guest Blogger. Milestone Film ( Nov 27, 2017).
“Image cover for Native Apparitions” Stev Pavlik, M. Elise Marubbio, and Tom Holm. University of Arizona Press (Nov 7, 2017).
“Where are you from?” Guest Blogger. AJ+ Series (Feb 3, 2017).
“She Photographs Native American Actors as Icons of Hollywood’s Golden Age.”
Sarah Linn. KCET.org (Artbound) (Nov 24, 2016).
“Reshaping Hollywood’s Depiction of Native Americans
Here’s one way to fight back against Hollywood’s typecasting of indigenous actors.” AJ+ video. (July 29, 2016).
“These Native American Artists Want You to Know They Are ‘Still Here.’ Sarah Linn. KCET.org (Artbound) (Oct 18, 2016).
“It Wasn’t Until I Left the Reservation That I Understood My Purpose as a Navajo Storyteller.” Guest Blogger. Zocalo Public Square.org, (July 5, 2016).
“Edward S. Curtis’ photography is famous, but contemporary Native American artists go beyond stereotypes.” Smithsonian Magazine. Marissa Fessenden (May 20, 2016).
“Native Angelenos: Filmmaker Pamela J. Peters Deconstructs Stereotypes.” KCET.org (Artbound), Editorial Guest (April, 2016).
“Indie Film Documentaries, Shorts and Features Shine Through During Awards Season.” PR Web (Jan 14, 2016).
“American Indian Quarterly 2016” Photo work Cover for Year. Lincoln, Nebraska. University of Nebraska Press. (2016).
“ Navajo Filmmaker discusses Native American experience of Urban Relocation.” Daniel Fernandez. Daily Northwestern (Nov 20, 2015).
“Native Max Magazine, Summer 2015 California Issue.” Native Max Magazine, LLC. (July/Aug 2015).
“Exiled NDNZ living in Los Angeles.” Josh Robertson. Indian Country Today Media (Jan 20, 2015)
“Film to document lives of 1950s, 1960s relocatees in Los Angeles.” Terry Bowman. Navajo Times (Jan 8, 2015).
“Indian Country Today, ‘Exiled NDNz’ Photos Tell Story of Rez-Raised Natives Living in L.A.” Josh Robertson. Indian Country Today Media (Jan 05, 2014).
“LA Observed Modernizing ‘The Exiles’ experience in Los Angeles.” Kevin Roderick. LA Observed (Jan 2, 2014).
“Pasadena Magazine The Weekly Q &A : Photographer Pamela J. Peters.” Pasadena Monthly Magazine (Jan 28, 2014).
“Art of the Rural ‘Exiled NDNZ in Los Angeles.’” Matthew Fluharty. Art of The Rural. (March 4, 2014).
“Digging up Bunker Hill’s Noir History.” Marielle Wakim. Los Angeles Magazine (March 03, 2014)
“Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Quarterly Museum publication” Summer 2014. Print publication.
“The Exiles Brought Rockabilly and a Lost Feature on Native Culture to Fort Lauderdale.” Natalya Jones Broward Blog (Nov 24, 2014).
RADIO / PODCAST
“Reimagining Classic Hollywood with Indigenous actors as iconic stars” Stephanie Cram. CBC Canada (Feb 7, 2020).
“Tachiinii Photography.” Javier Quiroga, Susan Levy. Native Talk Arizona.(May 15, 2019).
“Season 3, Episode 19 Pamela J. Peters.” Kitty Lindsay. Feminist Crush (June 1, 2018).
“Relocation of American Indians.” Tara Gatewood. Native American Calling (April 26, 2016).
“Native Hair.” Tara Gatewood. Native American Calling (Feb 22, 2016).
“Exiled NDNZ in Los Angeles.” Art Hughes. Native Nation News (Feb 17, 2015).
“Exiled NDNZ.” Robert T’Swaq Satiacum. Tribal Radio Klay1180 (Jan 21, 2015).
“Exiled NDNZ – Self-Determined” KDVS Radio Station (April 2014).
“#33 Bunker Hill, Noir, Doomed and Still Relevant.” Richard Schave. Esotouric (March 3, 2014).
“Self-Determined” KDVS (April 2014).
“Photographing the modern Native American experience.” Lisa Napoli. KCRW – Which Way, LA? (Jan 1, 2014).
CURATOR / PRESENTER
“Artist Talk with Hopi/Tewa artist Duane Koyawena.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (July 22, 2021).
“Two Spirit History & Perspectives of Identity.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (June 29, 2021).
“Talk with Amanda Blackhorse and Susan Shown Harjo about Native American rights.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (March 30, 2021).
“Talk with Debbie Reese and Princes Lucaj-Johnson about American Indian Children’s Literature, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (March 16, 2021).
“Book Talk with Jesse Thistle.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (November, 12, 2020).
“Book Talk with Tommy Orange.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event, UCLA AISC (October 15, 2020).
“Artist Talk with Steven Paul Judd.” Curated, Event Coordinator, Zoom Event UCLA AISC (October. 8, 2020).
“California Voices through Poetry.” Celebrate California Native American Day. Curated, Presenter, Megan Dorame, Emily Clarke, and Kelly Caballero. Zoom Event, UCLA AISC (Sept 25, 2020).
“Artist Talk with Tongva Artists Mercedes Dorame, River Garza. Curated, Presenter, Zoom Event, UCLA AISC (Sept 22, 2020).
“Unsettling Ramona” Presenter, Zoom Event. Heidi Duckler Dance (Aug 13, 2020).
“Artist Talk – Gerald Clarke.” Event Coordinator, UCLA AISC (July 23, 2020).
“Saad Nizhoní” Navajo Poetry Event. Curator, Presenter Zoom Event. The Autry Museum Zoom Event (July 16, 23, 2020).
“Waging Words – poetry series.” Curator, Presenter. The Autry Museum (Nov 16, 17, 2019).
“Waging Words – poetry series.” Curator, Presenter. These Days Gallery (July 24, 2019).
“Cultural Equity Summit, ReMap:LA Provided tour and historical history of “Indian Alley” in Downtown Los Angeles.” Cultural Equity Summit, ArtChangeUs (April 17, 2019).
“PBS Southern California RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World.” Photographer. PBS SoCal (Jan 15, 2019).
“Native Women’s Voices through Poetry.” Curator, Presentor. Main Museum (March 14, 2018).
“U2 Music Video One Tree Hill 2017 World Tour.” U2 (2017).
“We The People” A photo series under one nation.” Participant. Rollance Patugan. Photography (2016).
“Film screening of Kent MaKenzie’s film The Exiles along with short Legacy of Exiled NDNZ.” Presentor. Los Angeles Poverty Dept. (2015).
“Legacy of Exiled NDNZ” Presentor. UCLA Youth & Basketball conference & tournament. Presentor, UCLA (2015).
“Seminole Cinema Night at the Historic Stranahan House Museum” Presentor. Historic Stranahan House Musem (Nov 21, 2014).
“Native Film Series at Los Angeles Public Library.” Guest Speaker. Los Angeles Public Library (2014).
“The Exiles (1961) film by Kent Mackenzie.” Gust Curator. UCLA Fowler Museum (2014)
“UCLA Ms. Pow-Wow Pageant.” Judge. (2013).
“Vision Maker Media Documentary.” Judge. (2012).
“Script Consulting.” Script/Culture Consultant (2011-2015).
“Native Youth Acting Camp.” co-produced. Southern California Indian Center (2009-2010).
“Bring The Circle Together Monthly Film Series.” Curator, Presentor. Japanese American Museum’s The National Center for the Preservation of Democracy Theater (2008-2014).
BA – University of California, Los Angeles, California.
AA – Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
AA – Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California.
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