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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Our staff are trained organizers who continuously practice self-care and evaluation. They also participate in additional training and workshops for the growth of themselves, the organization, and the community.

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Lead Organizer

Kristin is from the Menominee Nation, and is a lead organizer for the Women’s Leadership Cohort MMIW. Her work includes revitalizing traditional matriarchal roles within indigenous communities through identity work, systems change, and advocacy for survivors of violence.

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Lead Organizer

Cherie Thunder is Menominee, Potawatomi, German, Irish, and Swedish. She works to uplift Menominee food sovereignty and traditional harvesting/gathering. Cherie mentors the youth cohort, Oskéh-pemátesewak, supports the MMIW Women’s Leadership Cohort and various initiatives of the organization.

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Lead Organizer

Maria is LCO Ojibwe, Stockbridge, and Oneida . She works as a mentor with the Youth Leadership Cohort, but also closely with other initiatives in the organization such as Food Sovereignty and Women’s Leadership Cohort.

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Executive Director

Anahkwet (Guy Reiter) is a traditional Menominee who resides on the Menominee Reservation. He's also a Community organizer, activist, author, amateur archaeologist and lecturer.

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Lead Organizer

Greg is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at Brown University and an organizer with Menīkānaehkem. Greg leads the energy sovereignty initiative at Menīkānaehkem and works collaboratively on other projects as needed. 

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