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.
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
join our committee
We’re looking for a Treasurer and Development Manager (Fundraising) to join our volunteer-run Committee!
By joining our Committee, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with hundreds of Indigenous and allied community members, participate in a decentralized decision-making organization, learn about Indigenous cultures and issues locally and across the country, build relationships with community organizers and activists, and develop valuable skills including community engagement, social justice advocacy, event planning, creative problem-solving, communication, and more!
Visit tinyurl.com/JoinIPDN to learn more about these positions and to apply!
Deadline to apply: Monday, January 30th, 2023