Indigenous Nation Building Leadership & Governance Addressing the Climate Crisis

Hosted by: Yurok Tribe

This dynamic and innovative panel of Indigenous leaders will highlight the direct and solution based strategies that are undertaking supporting inherent principles of sovereignty and self-determination in areas of Leadership & Governance, Climate Finance, Natural Resources Management, Data Sovereignty, technology advancement and Cultural Diplomacy actions.


  • Moderator: Hon. Alexis Manzano – Youth Delegate (Yuaviatam)
  • Hon. Fawn Sharp, Vice Chair (Quinault)
  • Mahrinah Shije, General Partner, Endemic Venture Capital (Zia Pueblo)
  • Javier I. Kinney, Carbon Projects Manager, Natural Resources Division (Yurok Tribe)
  • Dr. Danielle Wood, Director & Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tashina Cooper, Public Diplomacy Officer, Iran Regional Presence Office (IRPO), U.S. Consulate Dubai, UAE (Navajo)