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 - Stage Manager and Guest Liaison
Krysia L. Villón - Stage Manager and Guest Liaison
join our committee
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.