Tia Oros Peters

Shiwi
Executive Director

Tia Oros Peters (Zuni) Executive Director, is committed to Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination and liberation from settler colonialism through grassroots empowerment and action. She has been engaged in community organizing, capacity building, social, cultural, and environmental justice for three decades and has extensive experience in international advocacy. Her expertise includes the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, organizational development, and in advancing Indigenous women’s leadership.

She is one of the founding mothers of the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus and the World Indigenous Women’s Alliance, Ms. Oros Peters serves on the Board of Tools and Tiaras, and is a member of the Women’s Building Advisory Circle which is re-designing a former women’s prison into a place of hope and empowerment. A mother and grandmother, writer, and cultural artist, she received an Executive Leadership Fellowship from the Center for Civic Partnerships, a Silver Cloud Award for international diplomacy, and a Shannon Institute Leadership Fellowship, among other honors. Ms. Oros Peters holds a BA in Law & Society from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University.

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