Native Americans

Native Americans, also known as American Indians or Indigenous Peoples, are the original inhabitants of North America, predating European contact and settlement.

They comprise a diverse group of distinct tribes, each with its own culture, languages, and traditions. Native American history is marked by a rich heritage and a complex relationship with European settlers and the United States government.

Native Americans are a diverse group of indigenous people with a long history on the North American continent. Their experiences encompass both the enduring challenges they have faced and the rich cultural contributions they continue to make to American society.

Acknowledging their history and promoting understanding and cooperation are essential steps towards a more inclusive and equitable future.

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Gyasi Ross

Gyasi Ross is an advocate for Native peoples in the fields of law, education, activism, literature and filmmaking. He has the unique ability to get people talking to one another, by presenting issues and topics in his signature forthright style, or by having the strength of character and intelligence to ask the difficult questions our […]

  • Seattle, WA
  • Native Americans
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Gabrielle Sagalov

Gabrielle Sagalov (Scrimshaw) is an Indigenous professional with a passion for creating social impact. She has an MBA from Stanford and is a Gleitsman Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University. As the Public Sector Education Lead at Apple, Gabrielle supports education policy and strategic initiatives across K-12. Prior to Apple, Gabrielle […]

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Native Americans
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Winona LaDuke

A Native American activist, Harvard-educated economist and author, Winona LaDuke has devoted her life to advocating for indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice. Combining economic and environmental approaches, she works to create a thriving and sustainable community for her own White Earth reservation and for  Indigenous populations across the country. LaDuke attended Harvard University and […]

  • Fargo, ND
  • Native Americans
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Susan Harness

Susan Harness is the author of Bitterroot: A Salish Memoir of Transracial Adoption and High Plains Book Award winner in the categories of Indigenous Writer and Creative Nonfiction. A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, her interest in transracial adoption in general, and American Indian transracial adoption specifically, extends well beyond the academic.  She has […]

  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Native Americans
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Lyla June

Dr. Lyla June Johnston (aka Lyla June) is an Indigenous musician, scholar, and community organizer of Diné (Navajo), Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages. Her messages focus on Indigenous rights, supporting youth, traditional land stewardship practices and healing intergenerational and intercultural trauma. Her multi-genre presentation style has engaged audiences across the globe towards personal, collective and […]

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Native Americans
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Valerie Red-Horse

Valerie Red-Horse, of Cherokee heritage, graduated cum laude from UCLA’s Theater Arts Department and further studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. She began her entertainment career with extensive television and film work as a leading actress. Valerie turned to writing, developing and producing in 1993.  Her original screenplay, LOZEN, based on the life story […]

  • Sunnyvale, CA
  • Native Americans
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Tatanka Means

Tatanka Means is an award-winning actor and stand-up comedian from Chinle, Arizona. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations.

  • Chinle, AZ
  • Native Americans
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Chef Sean Sherman

Chef Sean Sherman has dedicated his career to supporting and promoting Indigenous food systems and Native food sovereignty. Sean’s cooking style is based on pre-colonial Indigenous food systems, using only ingredients that are native to North America. His menus are inspired by the seasons and the land, featuring traditional ingredients like bison, hand-harvested wild rice, […]

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Chefs
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Diane Humetewa

Diane Humetewa is a member of the Hopi Indian Tribe located in northeastern Arizona. She was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona from 2006 – 2009. She was the first Native American female to be presidentially appointed to that position, where she presided over one of the largest U.S. Attorney Offices with one […]

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Native Americans
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Se-ah-dom Edmo

Se-ah-dom (Shoshone-Bannock, Nez Perce and Yakama) brings deep experience in community organizing for racial and social justice work across the nation. Prior to joining Seeding Justice, Se-ah-dom served as the Sovereignty Program Director at Western States Center where she was the coalition convener of Tribal History: Shared History (Senate Bill 13, 2017) in Oregon, which established and funded the […]

  • Gresham, OR
  • Native Americans

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