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Native American Sovereignty: A Sustainable Paradigm

Christopher Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk) is Owner and Principal Consultant for Red Deer Consulting, an independent firm that provides identity based cultural advising, mentoring and capacity building services for tribal communities. For the past 25 years, Chris has also served as the President and CEO of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, a 36 year-old Native American Public foundation that provides grants and technical support to Indigenous Peoples throughout Native America. Over the past 40 years Chris has been actively engaged in social justice organizing, protecting sacred sites, working for holistic community renewal, and supporting the revitalization of cultural healing traditions and strategies. His work includes close partnerships with local, national and international honored tribal elders. He is especially focused on the renaissance of sacred knowledge and Earth Renewal ceremonies of the Yurok People. He has a BS degree from the University of California at Davis and has also earned a MA degree in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University.


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