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our planning committee

We are a group of volunteers that are of Indigenous and non-Indigenous heritage who reside in Newton, MA and surrounding areas.

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 - Stage Manager and Guest Liaison

Krysia L. Villón Stage Manager and Guest Liaison

Kerry Prasad - Clerk

join our committee

Photo of 2022 Indigenous Peoples Day Committee members on stage at our 2nd Annual Indigenous Peoples Day Ceremonial Celebration

We’re looking for a Treasurer, Development Manager (Fundraising), Volunteer Coordinator, & IPDN Ceremonial Celebration Event Manager to join our volunteer-run Committee!

By joining our Committee, you’ll have the opportunity to:

 

  • Connect with hundreds of Indigenous & allied community members

  • Be a part of a decentralized decision-making organization

  • Learn about Indigenous cultures and issues locally & globally

  • Build relationships with community organizers, activists, artists, community organizations, & more

  • Develop valuable skills including community engagement, social justice advocacy, event planning, creative problem-solving, communication, & more!

Visit tinyurl.com/JoinIPDN to learn more about these positions and to apply!

 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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