The real reason for the change had little to do with a change of heart. It all came down to protecting the team’s financial interests.
Author Archives: Johnnie Jae
Johnnie Jae is an Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw, rabble-rousing journalist, organizer, creator, and futurist who loves empowering others to chase their passions and create for healing and revolutionary change in the world. She is the founder of A Tribe Called Geek, an award-winning media platform for Indigenous Geek Culture and STEM, and #Indigenerds4Hope, a suicide prevention initiative designed to educate, encourage, and empower Native youth. Jae is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots and LiveIndigenousOK. She is a member of the Women Warriors Work Collective and served as a co-chair for the 2017 March for Racial Justice. She previously hosted the Indigenous Flame and A Tribe Called Geek podcasts and worked as a producer for several other podcasts on the Success Native Style Radio Network.
While primarily recognized for her work with A Tribe Called Geek, Jae also facilitates several workshops that address mental health and suicide in Indian Country, Native mascots & stereotypes, Indigenous representation & journalism, Indigenous STEM & tech, and the utilization of social and digital media for business and activism. Her ability to seamlessly shift from humor and pop culture to advocacy and business has made her a prominent and much sought-after speaker, panelist, and commentator.