A fisherman, Former Chairman and Councilman at Lummi Nation, Jay was a leader in the fight to protect Xwe'chi'eXen (Cherry Point). He has organized and executed Tribal, local, regional, and national campaigns. A bridge-builder, he uses empathy and storytelling to bring people together. Principal at Julius Consulting LLC. Se'Si'Le board member.
Former Chairman of the Yakama Nation, JoDe is now with Redthought.org, an educational resource center providing virtual platforms for events, conferences, workshops, and courses. He brings expertise on the Doctrine of Discovery, among other things, to the table.. Se'Si'Le board member.
Dr. Kurt Russo has worked since 1980 on treaty rights, protection of sacred sites, coalition building, cross-cultural conflict resolution and land acquisition. He is the founder and former Executive Director of the Native American Land Conservancy, and is a Research Fellow at the California Center for Native Nations (University of California). Se'Si'Le Co-Executive Director.
Chief of Staff for the Lummi Indian Business Council, Tony previously worked in Human Resources and Employment Training. He currently serves on the boards of the Whatcom Community Foundation and Children of the Setting Sun Productions. Se'Si'Le board member.
With a Master's Degree in American Indian/Native American Studies from UCLA, Temryss also brings experience in communications, broadcasting, sports management, business development, and youth advocacy . Indian Country Director, Pyramid Communications. Board member Chief Seattle Club. Se'Si'Le board member.
Currently a fisherman, golfer and basketball player at Skagit Valley College, Sequoyah has a deep connection to his family, culture and history. As a youth, he represents our future. He is committed to carrying on the work of his family and Lummi ancestors. Se'Si'Le Co-Executive Director.
A former Council member of the City of Bellingham, April is currently a teacher and advocate for climate change solutions. Se'Si'Le board member.
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