Tara is a citizen of Couchiching First Nation and a tribal attorney based in Washington, D.C. She was born and raised in International Falls, Minnesota, and was a triple major at the University of Minnesota, where she also earned her law degree. Since completing her studies, she has exclusively advocated on behalf of tribal nations at the local and federal levels.
Her work has incorporated traditional knowledge and values, as Tara is a long-time student of Midewiwin. Her environmental justice efforts have ranged from grassroots organizing and media work to clerking for the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Read this article from Indian Country Today Media Network about Tara Houska being named as Bernie Sanders’ Native American Advisor during his campaign for President of the United States in 2016.
Tara will be joining us on April 20, 2017 for several speaking sessions.
Follow Tara on Twitter: @zhaabowekwe