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.

 

 
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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.


 
Artwork is a combination of work from Alaska Native artists Apayuq Moore and Sarah Whalen-Lunn. So much gratitude to these visionaries.

Artwork is a combination of work from Alaska Native artists Apayuq Moore and Sarah Whalen-Lunn. So much gratitude to these visionaries.

 

TEEN Vogue shout out to Native Movement!

10 Native Activism Organizations to Show Your Support This Thanksgiving

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


 

We Breathe Again

Available online for rent at Amazon. Below is a trailer of upcoming films brought to you by America ReFramed! You can also buy a DVD from Vision Maker Media here: http://shopvisionmaker.org/product.asp…

 
 
 

Photo from the rally “Defend the Sacred: Our Bodies, Our Lands, Our Waters.” Outside AFN 2018, Anchorage, AK.

Photo from the rally “Defend the Sacred: Our Bodies, Our Lands, Our Waters.” Outside AFN 2018, Anchorage, AK.

Our 2019 planning retreat: Native Movement Advisory Board, Board, and staff spent a weekend putting our heads and hearts together.

Our 2019 planning retreat: Native Movement Advisory Board, Board, and staff spent a weekend putting our heads and hearts together.