Morning Star Gali

Native Americans in Philanthropy

Morning Star Gali is a member of the Ajumawi band of Pit River located in Northeastern California. Since 2007, she has served as the Community Liaison Coordinator for the International Indian Treaty Council, working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands. She is a graduate of NativeAmericans in Philanthropy’s Circle of Leadership Academy in 2013 and a Leading Edge Fellow focusing on the disproportionate impact of the criminal and juvenile justice systems on Native Americans. She previously worked as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Pit River Tribe and continues to lead large-scale actions while helping organize Native cultural, spiritual, scholarly, and political gatherings throughout California. Morning Star serves as a board member for the California Indian Cultural Heritage Center Foundation and Women’s Health Specialists of California. Since 2008 she has been a host on KPFA’s “Bay NativeCircle” and is the proud mother of four children.

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