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Josué Rivas (Mexica and Otomi) is an Indigenous Futurist, creative director, visual storyteller and entrepreneur working at the intersection of art, technology, journalism, and decolonization. His work aims to challenge the mainstream narrative about Indigenous peoples, co-create with the community, and serve as a vehicle for transformation and collective healing.

He is a 2022 NDN Collective Radical Imagination Fellow, Catchlight Leadership Fellow, Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellow, founder of INDÍGENA, co-founder of Indigenous Photograph and curator at Indigenous TikTok. Some of his recent collaborators include Nike, Adobe, Adidas, Levi’s, Apple and National Geographic amongst others.


Josué is a guest in the traditional village sites of the Multnomah, Wasco, Cowlitz, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin, Kalapuya, and Molalla peoples (Portland, OR.) Learn more.

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SESSION: Workshop

Friday, October 27, 1:30-3:00pm

The Power of Telling Your Own Story

Images are meant to be made, not taken. In this guided photo session with Josue Rivas, collaborators will make a self-portrait to see themselves. Together, they will print the images and write a message to their future generations. Part visual storytelling, part ritual, they will collaborate to open the doors of self-reflection and ancestral remembering. Collaborators are encouraged to bring a photo of their ancestors.

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Josué Rivas

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