Diane E. Benson on Native American Authors

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Diane E. Benson
, 1959-


Diane Benson was born in 1959, Yakima, Washington and obtained her B.A. degree from the University of Alaska. She is the founder of the Alaska Native performance and Film Commission in 1993; Artist in the Schools Residency Program, 1993 and the National Museum of the American Indian Consultant., 1991-92. Benson is a free-lance writer, talent agent and stage director. She also had a role in “Kusah Hakwaan”, the first feature film made in Alaska by an Alaskan.

Awards and Honors

Film Fair Communications, Los Angeles, 1989.


Online resources by or about Diane E. Benson:

Play Celebrates Woman’s Role as Native Rights Activist
Author: Rose Cox
Type: authorbio
Description: An article about a new play by Benson from the 2/24/01 issue of Canku Ota – A Newsletter Celebrating Native America.


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