Kristina Lucero

Kristina Lucero – Community Voice Kristina is a forward-thinking lawyer whose practice has focused primarily in advocacy of underrepresented voices in the criminal legal system. In order to accept the role of Director of the American Indian Governance and Policy Institute, she resigned from her position as a gubernatorial appointment for the Montana Board of …

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Cathy Vigo

Cathy Vigo—Community Voice Artista que ha dedicado su vida a la educación y a la cultura como: bailarina, teatrera, zanquera, actriz y maestra. Fundadora y co-directora artística, del grupo teatral Agua, Sol y Sereno (ASYS) desde 1993 hasta el presente; trabajado la dramaturgia del actor y la conceptualización para las piezas que ha puesto en …

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Jasmin Smith

Community Voice Recognized in 2017 by the state of Alaska for her achievements as a community leader and entrepreneur, Jasmin Smith has her sights set on investing in the next generation of community and business leaders.   Smith, who launched her own small business, Baby Vend, in 2016, has coached more than 650 entrepreneurs in …

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andrea valeria duarte-alonso

andrea valeria duarte-alonso is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and from the ancestral lands of the Nahuatl (Guerrero) and Purépecha (Michoacan) people. She has grown up living in rural communities in the midwest, and currently lives and works in Worthington, MN. At a very young age, andrea fell in love with reading novels and writing …

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Connie Fiorella Fitzpatrick

Connie is a muralist and public arts administrator based in Lawrence, KS. Her work reflects her Peruvian heritage where she lived until age ten and focuses on projects that build cultural equity. Some of her murals include “Compartiendo Culturas” / “Sharing Cultures” with the help of the Carver Dual Language School 3rd grade class of …

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Melanie Moniz

Melanie Moniz (MHA Nation) is a mother, collaborator, organizer, creative, and a lived experienced leader. She is a survivor who emerged to leadership during the rise of the Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and People (MMIWP) movement across the US region of Turtle Island. Born from a long line of matriarch warriors, and following in the …

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Winona Runsabove

Winona Rose Runsabove-KillEagle“Little Wolf Woman/ Pretty Flower Woman”Só’taeo’o, Tituŋwaŋ, Hudeshana, SisitoŋwaŋNakoda Researcher/InstructorFort Peck Tribal Language & Culture DepartmentClass 7 certified Nakoda Language Educator in the state of Montana.“My goal in Language and Cultural Education is to help our relatives learnwho they are and where they come from. By teaching our values, sacred rites andsharing stories …

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Luella Brien

As a journalist Luella Brien is able to share the triumphs and tragedies of her people, which she feels is the natural evolution of the Native storytelling tradition. She also believes strongly in serving her community. Has worked as a media consultant with the tribe, a communication arts instructor at Little Big Horn College, and …

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Cohen Cosby III

Greetings, I am Cohen Powell Cosby III, proudly representing my roots as a native Washingtonian from the esteemed northwest quadrant of the nation’s capital. My academic journey led me to the illustrious Texas Southern University, where I earned degrees in BA Communication and Psychology, laying the foundation for my multifaceted career.  Throughout my professional tenure, …

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