Beth Roach U.S. Accelerator Program Lead Elizabeth (Beth) Roach is a Co-founder of Alliance of Native Seedkeepers, an organization that was formed to keep ancestral seeds alive and to rebuild culture and food security in native communities. Beth has an extensive background in grants management, conservation, financial management, and organizing. She is also a storyteller…

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Moñeka De Oro Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Increasing food sovereignty in the Mariana and Micronesia region.   Region Talofofo, Guam Affiliations & Roles Just Transition Coordinator Fellow, Micronesia Climate Change Alliance Climate Justice Alliance Moñeka is the Just Transition Curriculum and Policy Fellow at the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance in Guam. She is a longtime advocate…

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Desiree Shelley Flores Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Accelerating a land and water protectors initiative within Indigenous communities in Virginia. Region Roanoke Area, Virginia Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front  Board Member, Southwest Virginia Agrarian Commons  Member, Alliance of Native Seed Keepers Desiree Shelley Flores (Monacan), originally from Baltimore, MD, moved to…

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Crystal Cavalier-Keck Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Teaching cultural lessons and self-sustainment through indigenous seed gardening. Region Burlington, North Carolina Affiliations & Roles Co-Founder, Seven Directions of Service Chair, Environmental Justice Committee for the NAACP Board Member, Haw River Assembly, and the Women’s Resource Center Eastern Woodland Lacrosse   Crystal Cavalier-Keck is the co-founder of…

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Ruth Łchavaya K’isen Miller Participant: 2020 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator Elevating voices, and building networks for local, national, and international climate solutions in Alaska. Region Anchorage, Alaska Affiliations & Roles Climate Justice Organizer, Native Movement Statewide Planning Committee, Fireweed Collective Member, SustainUS Ruth (Łchavaya K’isen) is a Dena’ina Athabaskan and Ashkenazi Russian Jewish woman, raised in…

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