BOARD AND COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

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Sven Haakanson

Old Harbor Alutiiq

Board Chair
Curator of Native American Anthropology, Burke Museum

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Valorie Johnson

Seneca-Cayuga-Eastern Cherokee

Board Vice-Chair
Consultant and former Program Officer, W.K. Kellogg Foundation

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Barron M. Tenny

Board Treasurer & Finance Committee Chair
Former Executive Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel, Ford Foundation

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Adrian Wall

Jemez Pueblo

Board Secretary
Sculptor & Musician

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Amy Hānaiali'i Gilliom

Native Hawaiian/Ojibwe

Singer & Songwriter

Joy Harjo

Mvskoke Nation

Poet, Author, Musician and Professor of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Susan Jenkins

Choctaw

Retired; Founding Executive Director, Cherokee Preservation Foundation

Camilla Rockefeller

Chair, David Rockefeller Fund

Rob Sassor

Vice President, Metropolitan Group

S. R. Tommie

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Founder and President, Redline Media Group

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

Mona Abadir

Council Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Engaging the Senses Foundation

Lisa Freeman

Author & Educator, Co-CEO of the Hawaii Five-O films, merchandising companies, and other works created by Leonard Freeman

John Haworth

Cherokee

Director,Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian-NY

Heather B. Henson

Founder and Creative Director, IBEX Puppetry and Director, The Jim Henson Legacy

Susan Freeman Mann

Woman’s Health/Breast Cancer Advocate, Co-CEO of the Hawaii Five-O films, merchandising companies, and other works created by Leonard Freeman

Elizabeth Theobald Richards

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

Director of Creative Strategies, The Opportunity Agenda

Buffy Sainte-Marie

Cree

Musician, Artist, Educator

Denise Turner Walsh

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

Attorney General, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

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