Crystal Echo Hawk
Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee) is founder and executive director of IllumiNative - a Native woman-led racial and social justice nonprofit organization dedicated to building power for Native peoples by amplifying Native voices, stories, and issues. Through IllumiNative, Crystal works with a respected team of Native artists and thought leaders in pop culture, media and social justice to advance new narratives for Indian Country and dismantle the invisibility, erasure, and toxic stereotypes that impact Native peoples today. Crystal designed and co-led the 2-year, $3.2 million research and strategy setting initiative Reclaiming Native Truth Project. The project was completed in June 2018 with the national release of the research findings that have been widely recognized as groundbreaking.
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