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.


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.


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.


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.

Ph.D Candidate

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