Eryn Wise is a proud member of the Jicarilla Apache Nation and Pueblo of Laguna. She is the Communications and Digital Director at Seeding Sovereignty, and is a mentor to the International Indigenous Youth Council; a collective comprised of young movement leaders from across Turtle Island who helped to lead the indigenous occupation of treaty territories and waterways in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Ensuring a future for generations to come is a duty and responsibility to her, and she focuses the traditional teachings of her predecessors on the intersectional challenges faced by the youth and organizers she works to build community with. She aims to do all her work in homage to her ancestors whose resistance ensured her existence. She is a human being, just like you.