OurWorlds at SXSW Film & TV Festival 2024

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OurWorlds is the winner of the SXSW 2022 Launch competition.

Who's Joining Us at SXSW 2024?

Learn more about Tribal Leaders

Brandie Taylor

Former Chairwoman, Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel

Brandie Taylor (Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel) has served on Tribal Council for 18 years. She was first elected as Vice-Chairwoman at the age of 28, then eventually ran for the Legislative Branch, and more recently as Chairwoman. She has served on the Inter-Tribal Court of Southern California, Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation Committee, Warner United School District Board, and Donate Life & WomenHeart. Vice-Chairwoman Taylor is active in her community with her son, Hunter Banegas, who is a champion Bird Dancer and sings with the Santa Ysabel & Vieja’s Bird Singing Group “Ashaa Takook”. Together, they travel all over California, Arizona and Nevada for Traditional Gatherings.

Throughout her many leadership roles, Vice-Chairwoman Taylor has been instrumental in raising awareness for higher education, elder care, tribal youth, cultural traditions and programs to help veterans, improve housing and roads, and fight for water rights. She has dedicated her life to advocating for tribal rights, the preservation of tribal culture, and improvement of health and safety of Native peoples. She is an avid supporter of higher education for youth. Her many accomplishments include securing funding for Iipay Nation’s Tribal social services, which handle child dependency cases and culturally-focused assistance for family preservation. She is a member of many tribal, local, state and national groups, including Kumeyaay Diegueno Land Conservancy, Inter-tribal Court of Southern California, and the Cal State San Marcos Native Advisory Council. Taylor is the recipient of the 2010 Community Leader of the Year award and the 2004 Tribal Leader award for Indian Child Welfare.

Erica M. Pinto

Chairwoman, Jamul Indian Village

Ms. Pinto has been involved with the JIV Tribal Council since 1997, becoming a Council Member at the age of 21. Serving for more than 23 years on the Council, she was appointed Vice Chair of the Tribal Council in 2008. In 2015, she was the first woman elected Chairwoman of the Jamul Indian Village, an honor she proudly holds today.

Since becoming Chairwoman, Ms. Pinto has lead JIV through significant economic progress on their path to self-reliance. In April 2016, JIV signed an agreement with San Diego County that cleared the way for a world-class gaming facility to be constructed on their reservation. In August 2016, along with the Tribal Council amended the 1999 compact with California. In October 2016, Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego opened, creating nearly 1,000 permanent jobs for members of the Tribe and the surrounding region. As part of the Tribe’s commitment to self-reliance she was instrumental in negotiating and representing the Tribe with its local agreements that will provide more than $100 million public benefit and safety for the residents of San Diego County. She continues working to expand the Tribe’s land base and increase economic opportunities.

Born in El Paso, Texas, Ms. Pinto grew up with her three brothers on the Jamul Indian Village reservation and Viejas reservation, where she witnessed the hardships on her people. Her mother, who has been active in Tribal government for several decades, instilled in her the importance of respecting our ancestors and giving back to the Tribe, lessons she carries with her to this day.

Angela Elliott-Santos

Chairwoman, Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

Ms. Angela-Elliott Santos has been the Manzanita Tribal
Chairwoman since March 2015, filling the position
vacated by the death of Leroy J. Elliott, Manzanita Tribal
Chairman for 17 years. Chairwoman Santos had served
the same 17 years on the Manzanita Executive
Committee, advising the Chairman and serving as Fiscal
Officer for the Tribe. She directs all Tribal Departments
including Public Works, Education, Library Services,
Telecommunications, Natural Resource Management,
Tribal Historic Preservation, Renewable Energy, Housing,
Cultural Programs, and Language Revitalization. She also
provides guidance for federal funding that supports
many of the tribal government programs such as U.S.

She has fought for many years for cultural and heritage
resource protection within the Kumeyaay Homelands
from the Pacific Ocean to the Colorado River and over 75
miles north and south of the international Boarder with
Baja California, Mexico. Chairwoman Santos has battled
to protect the inherent sovereignty of the Manzanita
Band as a federally recognized Tribe and to protect those
that cannot speak for themselves but are protected by
the Indian Child Welfare Act.

Chairwoman Angela Elliott-Santos serves on the Board of
Directors for many organizations including the Southern
California Tribal Chairmen’s Association (SCTCA),
Southern Indian Health Council (SIHC), Intertribal Court
of Southern California, Kumeyaay Cultural Repatriation
Committee (KCRC), and the Kumeyaay Heritage
Preservation Council (KHPC).
Ms. Elliott-Santos is celebrating 30 years of marriage to
Santiago de los Santos and is the proud mother of four
children, and four grandchildren.

OurWorlds Tribal Contributors

Chairman Cody Martinez, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation
Chairman Robert Smith, Pala Band of Mission Indians
Former Chairman Chris Devers, Pauma Band of Luiseno Indians
Aaron Baines, Pala Band of Mission Indians
Johnny Bear Contreras, San Pasqual Band of Diegueno Mission Indians
Bryan Lavato, Pala Band of Mission Indians

Judy Allen, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Theresa Billy, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Mandy Curo de Quintero, Barona Band of Mission Indians
Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Dylan Luna, Pala Band of Mission Indians

Kilma Lattin, Pala Band of Mission Indians


Kilma Lattin is a respected leader in the Native community, and has the ability to bring together Native contributors from all over the country. His projects benefitting Indian Country have received wide-spread recognition, including an Emmy Award and a national exhibition with the Smithsonian.

Catherine Eng is an award-winning app designer and developer whose apps have been honored within Apple’s Top 10 and Top 100 lists and featured in Apple stores around the country.

OurWorlds Development Team

Kilma S. Lattin, MBA

Catherine Eng, CTO
Maximilian Mackh, Principal Developer

Dylan Luna

Andrew Gant

Catherine Eng, Andrew Gant, Nick Pittom, Peter van der Wyngaert

Christina Steiner, Ph.D.
Principal, Quantily

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