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Sherri Mitchell -Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, is an Indigenous attorney, activist, and author from the Penobscot Nation. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Roger’s College of Law, specializing in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy. She is an alumna of the American Indian Ambassador Program and the Udall Native American Congressional Internship Program. Sherri is the author of the award-winning book, Sacred Instructions; Indigenous Wisdom for Living Spirit-Based Change. She is also a contributor to eleven anthologies, including the best seller, All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis, and Resetting Our Future: Empowering Climate Action in the United States.
Sherri is the founding Director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Indigenous rights and the protection of the Indigenous way of life. She serves as a Trustee for the American Indian Institute, as an Advisory Council member for Nia Tero’s Indigenous Land Guardianship Program, and as a board member for the Post Carbon Institute. Sherri was a member of the development team for the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Action for Climate Empowerment, providing Education, Engagement, Training, and Workforce Development for climate action in the United States. Sherri is also the convener of the global healing ceremony, Healing the Wounds of Turtle Island, a gathering that has brought more than fifty-thousand people together from six continents to focus on healing our relationships with one another and with the natural world. She speaks and teaches around the world on issues of Indigenous rights, climate change, and transformational socio-spiritual change.