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SAIO 50 for 50: Chris Peters

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Chris Peters ('73, M.A. Education)

Chris Peters

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.  

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