Emma Perez

Emma Perez Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Preserving indigenous history and reconnecting the people of the Marianas to their land and waters. Region Northern Mariana Islands Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder & Board Secretary & Treasurer, 500 Sails     Emma Perez is co-founder and President of 500 Sails, a Northern Mariana Islands non-profit organization dedicated…

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Shelley Kalei Muneoka

Shelley Kalei Muneoka Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Defending Native Hawaiian elders and protecting cultural rights. Region Honolulu, HI Affiliations & Roles Board Treasurer, KAHEA: The Hawaiian Environmental Alliance     Shelley Kalei Muneoka is a Kanaka Maoli woman, born and raised in Heʻeia Uli in Koʻolaupoko, Oʻahu. She has worked on land and Native…

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Rasheeda Hawk

Rasheeda Hawk Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Removing pollutants and toxins from Los Angeles communities through science and education. Region Gaithersburg, MD Affiliations & Roles Program Director of Syntropy within Commonweal     Rasheeda’s motivation to be a research scientist started when she used to watch her grandfather make medicine and different herbal concoctions to…

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Karen Crespo Triveño

Karen Crespo Triveño Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Decolonizing food systems and transnational indigenous spaces. Region California, USA Affiliations & Roles Lead Organizer, Leaders4Earth     Karen is a Quechua Bolivian who grew up in the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone, who are the original inhabitants of the San Francisco Peninsula. She is…

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Tiffany Cook

Tiffany Cook Participant: 2021 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Healing her tribe through food justice and environmental advocacy. Region Mohawk Valley, New York Affiliations & Roles Partner & Corn Sister, Three Sisters Sovereignty Project   Tiffany Cook is a grandmother and mother of three. She runs a successful juicing and nutritional support initiative which brings healing through…

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