Naelyn Pike

WOC in Activism

Naelyn Pike is a 21 year old Chiricahua Apache. As a lifelong fighter she continues to follow the footsteps of her grandfather, the founder of the Apache Stronghold in protection of Apache holy sites, sacred sites, and indigenous rights. Pike is the youngest indigenous girl to testify in front of congress. Today she continues to fight for environmental sustainability, and indigenous rights at the local, state, and national levels battling corporations and political leaders through indigenous spirituality.

8:00 - 9:15 AM PST

March 21st Day 2

WOC in Activism

Being an activist is not easy. Being a female activist is difficult. Being an activist, a woman, and a person of color is nothing short of mentally exhausting. But these women are doing it, and they’re doing it well. These women are the leading figures behind social justice movements — the women who founded grassroot organizations and transformed them into global initiatives. These women are the intersectional voices, the changemakers, the loudest of the loud.