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About Spirit of the sun

An Indigenous women-led organization 

We are an Indigenous womxn-led nonprofit located on Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Tséstho’e (Cheyenne), Hinono’eino’ biito’owu’ (Arapaho), and 48+ other tribes' sacred land, working to empower Native communities through farming, education and rematriation.

Meet our Team

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Shannon Francis

Executive Director

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laya buchanan

Grant Writer

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Shaina gonzales

Director of Operations & Indigenous Toddlers and Teachings Coordinator

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Kendall Barcia

HR & Indigenous Toddlers and Teachings Program Support Coordinator

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CHENOA FRANCIS

Youth Outreach Coordinator and Agricultural Support

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Nick MONGE

Admin Support

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ROSEAN HOWARD

GISELLE ARROYO

Contractor

Youth Program Coordinator

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Serenity RedShirt- Foote

 Indigenous Agriculture/Food Share Support

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Randy Navarrete

 Indigenous Agriculture/Food Share Support

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Paige Blackwood

 Indigenous Agriculture/Food Share Support

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Jojo Carranza

 Indigenous Agriculture/Food Share Support

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Micheal Anderson

Our Board

 Indigenous Agriculture/Food Share Support

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Debbie Echo-Hawk

Secretary/Treasurer

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Howard Potter

Board Member

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Eileen Little THUNDER-MASQUAT

Board Member

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