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Lindsie Bear

Vice President Strategy, Program, & Community Solutions, Humboldt Area Foundation

Lindsie Bear (Cherokee/Danish descent) is a mixed heritage mother living outside of her ancestral homelands in occupied Wiyot territory in northern California. Lindsie’s work focuses on amplifying the voices of Indigenous peoples in media, policy, community development, and financial sectors to support cultural strengthening, narrative sovereignty, climate resilience and self-determined economic growth. She is currently the Vice President of Strategy, Programs and Community Solutions at the Humboldt Area and Wild Rivers Community Foundation, and sits on the Advisory Committee of Native Voices Rising. Lindsie is an alumni of the Harmony Initiative of Justice Funders. She has worked across Indigenous communities in the western US, supporting Native authors, culture bearers, and artists as director of the Native Cultures Fund, executive director of Heyday books, and editor of News from Native California magazine. She previously served as a senior editor and marketing manager for the Humanities at University of California Press. Lindsie is happiest when out gathering with her family or swimming in the rivers of the northwest.

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