Indigenous Environmental Network

PO Box 485
Bemidji, MN 56619
Office: (218) 751-4967

EIN 38-3653476

Our Team


Tom BK Goldtooth
Executive Director


Simone Senogles
Operations Director

Red Lake Anishinaabe

Kandi White
Program Director


Daisee Francour
Communications Director

Oneida Nation of Wisconsin


Muriel Dudley
Grants Manager

Red Lake Nation, Anishinaabe

Kaylee Carnahan
Facilities and Garden Manager


Brenda Jo “BJ” McManama
Public Relations and Web Manager


Eddie Saunsoci
Digital & Social Media Coordinator


JoKay Dowell
Special Projects Coordinator

Quapaw, Eastern Shawnee, Cherokee

Morgan Brings Plenty
Digital Organizing Fellow


Durin Mundahl
Information Technology Fellow


Climate Justice

Tamra Gilbertson
Climate Justice Program Coordinator

Thomas Joseph Tsewenaldin
Carbon Pricing Educator

Hupa, Karuk, Paiute-Shoshone

Jordan Harmon
Policy Ahnalyst – Legislative Advocate

Muscogee (Creek) Nation

Alberto Saldamando
Council, Human Rights & Climate Change


Panganga Pungowiyi
Climate Geoengineering Organizer

St. Lawrence Island Yupik

Keep It In The Ground

Brenna Two Bears
KIITG Lead Coordinator

Ho-Chunk, Dine’

Talia Boyd
Mining Organizer


Marcello “Raven” Federico
Divestment Organizer

Blackfoot, Cherokee

Indigenous Just Transition

Loren White
IJT Coordinator


Mary “Missy” Crowe
IJT Organizer

Eastern Band of Cherokee

Indigenous Feminisms​

Indigenous Water Ethics

Claire Charlo
Indigneous Feminisms Organizer

Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes

Mona Polacca
Indigenous Water Ethics Organizer

Havasupai, Hopi, Tewa

Indigenous Sovereignty

Michael Lane
Indigenous Sovereignty Advocate


IEN Board Members

Debra Harry, PhD

IEN Board of Directors

Dr. Harry is an associate professor in the Department of Gender, Race, and Identity at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research analyzes the linkages between biotechnology, intellectual property and globalization in relation to Indigenous Peoples’ rights.  She has authored numerous articles including “Decolonizing Colonial Constructions of Indigenous Identity: A Conversation Between Debra Harry and Leonie Pihama”, in “The Great Vanishing Act: Blood Quantum and the Future of Native Nations, “Biocolonialism and Indigenous Knowledge in United Nations Discourse,” (2011) 20 Griffith Law Review, “Indigenous Peoples and Gene Disputes” 84 Chicago-Kent Law Review (2009). Dr. Harry is a recipient of the Nevada Department of Education Pesa Namanedu Award (2019), the Seventh Generation Fund Tradition Bearers for Biocultural Diversity Fellowship (2018), the Seventh Generation Fund Good Ancestor Award (2012), and the Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship (KNFP-14). Her teaching specialization is in Indigenous Studies, and she is playing a key role in developing Indigenous Studies course offerings at UNR. Dr. Harry earned her Doctor of Philosophy in the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland under the supervision of renowned Maori scholar, Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith. She served as an adjunct professor at UNR in 2013, was hired as a Lecturer III in 2018, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. Dr. Debra Harry is Numu (Kooyooe Tukadu) from Pyramid Lake, Nevada.

Manuel F. Pino

IEN Board of Directors

Manuel Pino, is a professor of sociology and Director of American Indian Studies at Scottsdale Community College in Scottsdale, Arizona. Along with his contributions to IEN, he also serves on the boards of the Southwest Research and Information Center, Red Rock Foundation, as well as the Laguna Acoma Coalition For A Safe Environment, of which he is a founding member. He has served as a delegate of Indigenous Peoples at United Nations conferences, forums, and summits to include the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Manuel received the 2008 Nuclear Free Future Award for activism in Munich Germany. He has published several book chapters, and articles in academic, environmental, and Indigenous publications in both the U.S. and Canada during his thirty eight plus years of work. Manuel is currently working with former American Indian uranium miners in New Mexico, Arizona, Washington and South Dakota on health issues related to radiation exposure and in Indigenous communities opposing nuclear waste storage and mining on their lands.


Sayokla (It Snows Again) D. Williams

IEN Board of Directors

 Sayokla is a member of the Turtle Clan and practices the traditional ways of her people called Tsyi Niyukwali:hota (Our Ways).  As a lifelong activist, Sayokla, from a very early age, spoke out against alcoholism, child and sexual abuse, and represented her community’s youth as Jr. Miss Oneida and Miss Oneida, twice. She received an academic scholarship from Mount Holyoke College, an ivy-league women’s college in Massachusetts and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. While completing her degree at Holyoke, Sayokla led a campaign and organized direct actions demanding that the new school administration maintain current and sustainable scholarship funding levels for women of color and not be reduced as was planned at the time. Soon after graduation, she was hired by IEN as the Mining Campaign Coordinator working with frontline communities through education, training, direct action, media support, and international work through the United Nations. Sayokla has worked as a Native American Sexual Assault Advocate and continues to educate on the connections between gender violence and the destruction of Mother Earth. She is currently the Indigenous Caucus Coordinator for the Western Mining Action Network.



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