Self-taught artist analog collage, illustration, mixed media, queer art.
Founder/Administrator/Curator/Librarian >> The People's Zine Library << 2018-Current curating 120+ zines by BIPOC, collect zines & books for little free libraries on the rez, publish & print, zine drives.
Unschooler >>ages 10 & 12 << 2018-2019 Transcriber 2018 QTPOC oral history interviews for Nia King.
Contracts & Grants Specialist >> Gila River Indian Community << 2015 Under the Office of Community Manager's, management of federal grants including submittal of performance progress reports, federal financial reports, and attendance at site visits with departments within the Administrative Support, Natural & Cultural Resources and other divisions; review of agreements with Law Office.
Grant Writer >> Gila River Indian Community << 2014-2015 Under the Office of Community Manager's, research & review of funding opportunity announcements for eligibility, coordinate grant development team, assist with grant proposal & financial development, coordinate & maintain deadlines for each phase prior to grant submittal, development & submittal of resolutions to appropriate Community Committees such as Government and Management Standing Committee and to Community Council, register & apply through grant systems.
Cultural Resource Specialist >> Gila River Indian Community << 2010-2014 Under the Tribal Historic Preservation Office, act as the official representative for the Community for repatriation of ancestral remains & funerary objects from tribal, local, state, and federal lands and federal agencies, museums and universities pursuant to the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act, National Museum of the American Indian Act, and Arizona State Statutes 41-844, 41-865; research various reports, annuals, oral histories, archaeological, anthropological & ethnographic documentation for cultural affiliation; review and comment on memorandum of agreements, plans of action (POA), and burial agreements; develop POAs, memorandums, agreements, and resolutions alongside the Law Office; consult with Community Committees, Community Council, Community Districts, Community groups, and the Four (O'Otham)Tribes of Southern Arizona on repatriation and cultural & historic preservation matters; conduct oral histories and documentation for the Gila River Indian Community and Japanese American Internment Experience During WWII Oral History Project.
Museum Aide >> Gila River Indian Community << 2008-2010 Under the Huhugam Heritage Center, catalog & rehouse Bureau of Reclamation Central Arizona Project Accession 4, assist with grant proposal development for collections (awarded IMLS Native American grant); maintain museum admissions, conduct community outreach, assist with culture & language classroom activities, develop & create Overlook exhibit panels, and conduct oral histories for the Gila River Indian Community and Japanese American Internment Experience During WWII Oral History Project; assist with update of disaster preparedness planning document; National Association for Museum Exhibition Fellow 2010.
Bachelor's in American Indian Studies. Arizona State University. 2004-2007.
Thompson, Se’mana. 2017. queer indigenous girl issue 4. Ashanti Marshall, Sharnya Tileiya, Herbert, Melanie Fey, Neuctli, T. James, Heather C. Lou, Shyama Kuver, Veronica Saucedo, Jorden, Nancy Cardenas, Kai Minosh Pyle, Celina La Flaca, Keysha Rivera, Jon Rios, and Se’mana Thompson.
Thompson, Se'mana. 2017. queer indigenous girl issue 5. Heather C. Lou, Anjulie Te Pohe, A.J. Hayes, Kathryn Johnston, Lenora, Sam Hill, Jae, Sharnya Tileiya, Brenda, Eman Khan, Veronica Saucedo, Thierry J. Benson.
Thompson, Se’mana and Maria Teresa Carmier. 2017. Decolonizing P@renting. Vic Aguirre, Esteli Juarez, Selena Velasco, Mona Azaad, Silver Shandiin, Maria Teresa Carmier, and Se’mana Thompson.
Swain, Molly. Review of queer indigenous girl #3, edited by Se’mana Thompson. Canadian Art, Summer 2017, p. 126.
Thompson, Se’mana. “(O’Otham) New Moon in Aries.” The Deaf Poets Society, 4 May 2017, deafpoetssociety.com.
Tiffany Lethabo-King, Jenell Navarro, and Andrea Smith (eds.). Otherwise Worlds: Against Settler Colonialism and Anti-Blackness. Duke University Press. Under Contract.
You can find queer indigenous girl , Decolonizing P@renting and Black Indigenous Boy zines in the following libraries and shops: Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives, The Heard Museum; Corpus Arts; J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah; Palabras Bilingual Bookstore and Library; Sarah Doyle Women's Center, Brown University; Special Collections, Arizona State University Libraries; Special Collections and Archives, Fine Press and Artists' Books Collection, University of Denver; The Newberry; Toronto Zine Library; Vancouver Public Library; The MassArt Zine Library and Minicomic Collection, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; Wasted Ink Zine Distro; Zines With Sol.