Tara Houska

 
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Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation Anishinaabe) is an attorney, the 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 wide range of issues impacting indigenous peoples. She spent six months living on the frontlines fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, and is heavily engaged in the movement to defund fossil fuels and a years-long struggle against Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. She is a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a non-profit committed to educating the public about the harms of stereotyping and promoting positive representation of Native Americans in the public sphere. Tara has given a TED talk, a keynote at Harvard, received an "Awesome Women Award" from Melinda Gates, has written for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Indian Country Today and appeared on CNN, CBS, MSNBC, Democracy Now, BBC, CBC.

 
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