Rachel Edwardson is an Iñupiaq/Norwegian/Sami social justice filmmaker and educator from Utqiagvik (Barrow), Alaska. She is a Producer and Impact Producer on the film In My Blood It Runs directed in collaboration by Maya Newell and produced with Sophie Hyde and Larissa Bahrendt. In 2001, Rachel produced and directed a 13 part mini-series for television entitled Home Rule, a discussion of current political and social issues in Alaska. Following the completion of Home Rule, Rachel’s company, entered into a partnership with Jana Harcharek and the NSBSD AEP to create the Indigenous written, directed and produced History of the Iñupiat documentary series. The series, still in production, spans the History of the Iñuipaq people from pre-contact with westerners to present. Presently 3 films of the series have been completed: The Duck-In, and Nipaa Ilitqusipta: The Voice of our Spirit and Project Chariot. Rachel wrote an Iñupiaq fantasy trilogy and received the Sundance Ford Fellowship for Nanum Kigum, The Polor Bear's Tooth in 2009. Alongside film making Rachel has been honored to work in education reform with communities across Alaska and Australia. She works closely with her husband and Human Rights lawyer/filmmaker and educator, David S Vadiveloo, across Australia and Alaska. Together Rachel and David have three beautiful children.