Robert, Jr. is an American political and environmental activist and member of the Puyallup tribe of Washington. He advocates for traditional native American values, giving voice to “The First Peoples,” who have historically been silenced or muted by revisionist historians. Robert hosted a radio show, Tribal Talk, which airs on KLAY in the Tacoma area. He founded the cultural activist coalition, Full Circle, and co-starred in the 2007 film Rain in the Mountains, in which he portrayed a tribal police officer. Robert was featured in the 2019 film Ancestral Waters, documenting the Puyallup Tribes fight for their treaty, their water and their way of life. After spending time at Standing Rock, he shared his stories in a collaborative artistic production of the Pierce College original play, Standing Rock. His work in The Film School’s Native Voices has served to bring diverse Tribal members of the greater Salish Sea together in conversations about story and film.