Sandra Osawa


Sandra Osawa BA ’64 is an award-winning filmmaker and producer in the Pacific Northwest. Her documentary, Maria Tallchief, examines the life and impact of the influential ballet dancer and member of the Osage Nation. Osawa, herself a member of the Makah tribe, has spent her career elevating contemporary Native issues in films such as Lighting the Seventh Fire (1995), Pepper’s Pow Wow (1999), and Princess Angeline (2011).