our planning committee

We are a group of volunteers that are of Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage who are all residents of Newton, MA.

Former members:

Chali'Naru Dones - Co-founder, Indigenous Community Liaison

Larry L. Fisher Jr., PhD - Member-at-Large

Council Chief Sachem - Mattakeeset Tribal Government Indigenous Cultural Advisor

Emily McMains - Treasurer

jacklyn janeksela - Public Relations and Marketing Director

Mayela "Yaoxochitl" Quesada - Graphics and Marketing

Robert "Coyokiztli" Quesada - Event Coordinator

Elisa Rodriguez - Former Stage Manager and Guest Liaison