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SAIO 50 for 50: Chris Peters

This Week's Spotlight:  Chris Peters ('73, M.A. Education)

Peters (Pohlik-lah/Karuk) is the President of Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, Inc., an indigenous non-profit supporting grassroots Native communities with revitalization, restoration, preservation, planning, and development projects. His work is especially focused on climate change, sacred sites protection, and the renaissance of sacred knowledge and Earth Renewal ceremonies of Northern California Tribal Peoples.

Peters is also the 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. Chris serves as the Indigenous Peoples' Task Force Chair and as a board member of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

In addition to his Stanford degree, Peters holds a bachelors from the University of California at Davis in Native American Studies.   

 

 

 

 

 

Chris's Interview

 

Past 50 for 50 Spotlights

Trisha Moquino ('96, American Studies)

Karen Atkinson ('82, Public Policy)

Dr. Nicole Stern ('92, History)

Melissa Eidman ('17, Human Biology)

Aaron Schutt ('97, Civil Engineering and '00, JD)

Heather Fleming ('02, Product Design)

Dr. Powtawche Valerino ('96, Mechanical Engineering)

Hilary Tompkins ('96, JD)

W. Richard West Jr. ('71, JD)

Dr. Cutcha Risling Baldy ('01, Psychology)