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Tara Houska      

Tribal Attorney, Indigenous Rights Activist & Founder of Not Your Mascots

Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation) is a tribal attorney, the National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders. She advocates on behalf of tribal nations at the local and federal levels on a range of issues impacting indigenous peoples, and is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a nonprofit committed to educating the public about the harms of stereotyping and promoting positive representation of Native Americans in the public sphere.

She has given a TED talk, a keynote at Harvard, received an “Awesome Women Award” from Melinda Gates, and was named an “Icon” on the cover of Outside Magazine’s 40th Anniversary edition. Tara has contributed to the Guardian, Huffington Post, Indian Country Today and been featured on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, Democracy Now, and BBC.

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