Francene Blythe-Lewis. Francene is Executive Director of Vision Maker Media, a public media nonprofit in Lincoln, Nebraska. Vision Maker Media is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Francene leads Vision Maker Media to seek and advance new Native film talent, fund Native media content and produce Native film and television public media intended for public television broadcasting. She works directly in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and its many entities to provide prime Native content for digital and educational platforms. Francene specializes in cultural education, cultural arts programming and executive management in the arts. Her passion for her work has inspired others to gain knowledge and discovery in learning and understanding Native peoples worldwide. As a proud Native woman, Francene Blythe-Lewis is Eastern Cherokee, Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota and Diné. For more information, visit

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