Tsanavi Spoonhunter is a Northern Arapaho and Northern Paiute nonfiction film director, producer, and writer. Some of her written works include federal government funding for tribes, jurisdictional issues between governing agencies, and economic development on tribal lands. Her short films have screened on Alaska Airlines, at the National Museum of the American Indian, The Redford Center, art museums, and PBS affiliates. Currently, she works as a freelancer while independently directing and producing her first feature-length documentary titled Holder of the Sky. Spoonhunter earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of California, Berkeley, with a focus on documentary film. She is a 2022 Sundance Institute Humanities Sustainability Fellow, First Peoples Fund Fellow, and SFFilm FilmHouse Resident.
Holder of the Sky is a modern-day American story of colonization that documents three Wisconsin Tribes' battle to reclaim the historic treaty promises made to them in the face of longstanding racism and lingering land lust.