D.A. Navoti is a multidisciplinary storyteller, composer, and writer of the Gila River Indian Community.
The author of essays, stories, and the forthcoming memoir One Pima Pilgrim, his artistic work spans three “landscapes” — written, musical, and visual — a hybrid form that explores what it means to be Indigenous in the 21st century.
A recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship award and a residency with the Artist Support Program at Jack Straw Cultural Center, both in 2022, he also serves as the 2022/23 Native-Artist-in-Residence at Seattle Rep. And previously, he was a writer fellow with Jack Straw Cultural Center and Hugo House and his literary work has appeared in Homology Lit, SPARTAN, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere.
In 2021, Navoti was recognized as an Indigenous Stories of Strength awardee by John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health, and he was a Resiliency Fund recipient from Potlatch Fund. In 2020, he was a Radical Imagination grantee from NDN Collective and was a CityArtist from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Most recently, he founded and curated We the Indigenous, a West Coast literary series, and he founded Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes.
Navoti teaches business courses for Seattle Colleges, and he is a content strategist for nonprofit organizations. He is a descendant of Hopi, Zuni, Yavapai-Apache, and O’otham (Gila & Salt River) tribes.
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D.A. Navoti is a multidisciplinary storyteller, composer, and writer of the Gila River Indian Community. He is Seattle Rep’s 2022/23 Native-Artist-in-Residence and a 2022 Artist Support Program resident with Jackstraw Cultural Center. Learn more at www.danavoti.com
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