We are dedicated to building People Power, grounded in Indigenous values, for the health and wellbeing of Mother Earth and all her living beings.
Native Movement provides support for grassroots-led projects that endeavor to ensure Indigenous Peoples’ rights, the rights of Mother Earth, and the building of healthy and sustainable communities for all.
We are thrilled to welcome Shawna to the team! Shawna has many years of experience in community organizing and advocacy. She will be opening our Anchorage organizing space soon and working collaboratively with our area partners to build People Power.
Shawna is Ahtna from Nay'dini'aa Na' (Chickaloon Village) on her father’s side, and Supiaq from the Village of Port Graham on her mother’s side. Shawna's grandparents were Helen DePriest and Jack Larson on her father's side, and Tom and Marie Young on her mother's side. Shawna’s previous work experience includes spending 13 years with Environmental non-profits working on Indigenous issues at an International and local level. Her work also focused on human rights and environmental policies. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council and she has served on the Council for 10 years. She was selected by the Utne Reader magazine as a young visionary and she has worked extensively in community organizing at a local, national and international level. Shawna and her husband have two children and live in Palmer, Alaska. She has volunteered countless hours at Chickaloon Village’s Ya Ne Dah Ah Tribal school which is the only Tribally owned and operated school in the State of Alaska.
TEEN Vogue shout out to Native Movement!
In this piece, writer Maka Monture Paki, who is Tlingit/Mohawk, explains how to support Native activists and the organizations they are a part of. November 22, 2018. By Maka Monture