Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore

Kahstoserakwathe Paulette Moore is an independent filmmaker, lecturer, artist and educator. She is Kanyen'kehà:ka (Mohawk) and an enrolled member of Six Nations of the Grand River territory where she is based. Moore is a fluent Mohawk language speaker.

Moore is a founding member of The Aunties Dandelion: a relationship-centered media collective. The Aunties Dandelion vision is to create an expansive human community informed by traditional Onkwehon:we teachings with story sharing and healing narratives at the core. Key projects include The Aunties Dandelion podcast and their first collaborative film called VeRONAka. This 10-minute film is a fictionalized version of the true story that Kanyen'kehà:ka clan mothers gave Covid 19 a Mohawk name - so that we are able to respect the illness, understand why it is here and then invite it to leave.

Moore spent two decades based in Washington DC working as a director, producer and writer with Discovery Channel, National Geographic, PBS, ABC and other media outlets. In 2004 she began making community-based films as Shenandoah University's filmmaker-in-residence in Winchester, Virginia. Her 2007 film Wit, Will and Walls documents the history of desegregation in the Shenandoah Valley and has been used extensively to facilitate dialogue about race. In 2009 Moore began work as an associate professor of media arts and peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA. There, she collaborated with students to create To Wisconsin with Love: a film about Ojibwe resistance and envisioning in response to what would have been the world's largest open-pit taconite mine.