Irenia Quitiquit, Board President (Robinson Rancheria, Eastern Pomo)
Irenia Quitiquit established the Environmental Program in 1996-2003 and served as the Tribal Coordinator for the California Bay Delta Authority (CBDA) from 2003 to 2006.
Faith Gemmil, Board Vice-President (Neets’aii Gwitch’in Athabascan from Arctic Village, Alaska/Pit River Nation)
Faith Gemmill, a Pit River/ Wintu and Neets’aii Gwich’in Athabascan from Arctic Village, Alaska, is a campaign organizer for REDOIL (Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands). Faith previously worked on behalf of the Gwich’in Nation for over ten years as a representative, a public spokesperson and Gwich’in Steering Committee staff to address the potential human health and cultural impacts of proposed oil development and production of the birthplace and nursery of the Porcupine Caribou Herd within the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Faith continues as a public spokesperson, press and tribal liaison and human rights advocate. Faith is a current field representative of the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC). In this capacity Faith has represented the Gwich’in Nation within mechanisms of the United Nations to advocate the recognition of Gwich’in human rights and work for the rights and recognition of Indigenous Peoples. Faith also serves on the advisory board of Honor the Earth.
Co-Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small non-profit that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsoring an annual Shellmound Peace Walk to bring about education and awareness of the desecration of the sacred sites in the greater Bay Area.
Meyo Marrufo (Board Treasurer and secretary)
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- Since then, she has held grant positions of NAGPRA Assistant, NAGPRA Coordinator, Environmental Coordinator, and then Environmental Director for Hopland Band of Pomo Indians and is the Environmental Director for Guidiville Rancheria.
- Meyo sits as a Central California representative for USEPA on the regional Tribal Operations Committee and as the California Representative for the USEPA National Tribal Caucus.