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Sherri Mitchell

Attorney, Teacher and Spiritual Activist, Land Peace Foundation

Standing on Indigenous Rights

Sherri Mitchell was born and raised on the Penobscot Indian reservation. An indigenous rights attorney, teacher and spiritual activist, she is an alumna of the American Indian Ambassador program and of the Udall Native American Congressional Internship program. In 2010 she received the Mahoney Dunn International Human Rights and Humanitarian Award for research into human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples. In 2015 she received the Spirit of Maine Award for commitment and excellence in the field of International Human Rights. And in 2016 Mitchell’s portrait was added to the esteemed series, Americans Who Tell the Truth, by artist Robert Shetterly.

Mitchell was a longtime advisor to the American Indian Institute’s Healing the Future Program and currently serves as an advisor to the Indigenous Elders and Medicine People’s Council of North and South America. She is the founding director of the Land Peace Foundation, an organization dedicated to the global protection of indigenous rights and the preservation of the indigenous way of life. Mitchell speaks and teaches around the world on issues of indigenous rights, environmental justice and spiritual change. She is featured in the upcoming documentary film "Dancing with the Cannibal Giant" by New Story Film, set to be released in late fall 2017, and her new book "Sacred Instructions; Indigenous Wisdom for Spirit Based Change" will be available in February 2018. Mitchell also has a syndicated radio program with co-host Rivera Sun called Love (and Revolution) Radio, which highlights stories of heart-based activism and revolutionary spiritual change.

Mitchell will talk about the need for developing unity with indigenous rights movements, centering on our shared connection to the Earth and our interdependence with one another and the entire structure of life.

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