Anna Steltenkamp began working with the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Summer 2020. Anna is a member of the University Scholars Program at Duke University, studying Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Sciences & Policy, and Documentary Studies. During her undergraduate career, she has studied abroad in Berlin, Germany and Sydney, Australia.
Her primary research interests are sustainability and equity in the food system; veganism and industrial animal agriculture; Indigenous ecological knowledge and BIPOC-led environmental activism; and efforts to combat environmental racism through biocultural restoration. At Duke University, she currently conducts ethnographic research at the Duke Campus Farm and works as an Equity Through Stories Researcher at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on the inclusion of local Indigenous peoples & their knowledge systems.
At the Sanctuary, Anna works as a host and producer for the Sanctuary’s radio show, the Hudson Mohawk Magazine (HMM). Her interviews for HMM primarily address BIPOC-centered efforts to achieve environmental sustainability and social equity. In addition, she is working on a podcast series, entitled Indigenous Voices at the Intersection of Environmental & Social Justice (to view the series’ webpage, click here). Anna has also created the site, papscanee.org, in collaboration with the Stockbridge-Munsee community of the Mohican Nation. This is an effort to spread awareness about the Mohican cultural and historical importance of Papscanee Island in the Hudson River and to combat the threat that the E-37 natural gas pipeline proposal poses on this sacred land.
You can find Anna’s work here:
“THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE”: INDIGENOUS VOICES IN INDEPENDENT MEDIA WORK
“THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE”: CO-DIRECTOR CLEMENT GUERRA’S PERSONAL & CREATIVE JOURNEY DURING PRODUCTION
THE FREIGHT FARM AT TROY’S LOCAL BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
THE DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY IN TROY, NY: AN EFFORT TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY AMIDST COVID-19
THE DRIVE-THRU FOOD PANTRY IN TROY, NY: FOOD INSECURITY AND ADDITIONAL ISSUES OF SOCIAL INEQUITY
ESSYI: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO YOUTH EDUCATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
A DIALOGUE WITH BRYAN PARRAS: THE PATH TO ACHIEVE HARMONY IN THE WORLD & BALANCE WITH THE EARTH
A DIALOGUE WITH BRYAN PARRAS: INDIGENOUS VOICES & HEALING AMIDST THE FIGHT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
A DIALOGUE WITH BRYAN PARRAS: WHEN WE HELP THOSE LEAST EMPOWERED, EVERYONE BENEFITS
IDEAS FOR US: AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION ORGANIZATION CREATING GLOBAL SOLUTIONS FROM LOCALIZED EFFORTS
IDEAS FOR US: SOLVING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES THROUGH EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT, EMPOWERMENT, & EMPLOYMENT
IDEAS FOR US: CREATING A HYPERLOCAL & SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE TO BIG AG THROUGH “FLEET FARMING”
IDEAS FOR US: TRANSITIONING TOWARD INCLUSIVE & ACCESSIBLE PLANT-BASED DIETS THROUGH “FLEET FARMING”
SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY: REDEFINING ‘EXPERTISE’ IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT
SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY: THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE SYSTEMS & MULTI-GENERATIONAL STEWARDSHIP
SEEDING SOVEREIGNTY: AN INDIGENOUS-LED EFFORT TO TRANSFORM THE COLONIAL-CAPITALIST FARMING INDUSTRY
PAPSCANEE ISLAND: SACRED LAND OF THE MOHICAN NATION THREATENED BY THE E-37 PIPELINE