Presented with
Implementing Solutions

2022 Indigenous Communities Fellowship

How can Native innovators in the US build upon traditional knowledge and technology to meet the social, environmental, and economic goals of their communities?

Submissions are Closed


Susan Alzner

Co-founder and Chief of Strategy & Ops, shift7

United States

Kathy Baird

Senior Director Global Communications, Nike, Inc.

Prairie Bighorn-Blount

Executive Director, American Indigenous Business Leaders

United States

Jeffrey Cyr

CEO, Raven Indigenous Impact Foundation


Anita Fineday

Managing Director, Indian Child Welfare Program, Casey Family Programs

Jerry Gupta

Tech Enabled Data Driven Innovation, Swiss Re

Dr. Tyler Hallmark

Program Associate, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

United States

Alvin Harvey

Diné PhD Candidate, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics

United States

Wendolyn Holland

Director, Holland Consulting, LLC

Janelle Knox-Hayes

Associate Professor of Economic Geography and Planning Head, Environmental Policy and Planning Group, MIT

Telva McGruder

Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, General Motors

Elizabeth Rule

Assistant Professor of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, American University

United States

Michael Running Wolf

Founder, Indigenous in ML


Megan Smith

CEO & Founder shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, shift7

United States

Shannyn A. Smith

Innovator in Residence, MIT Innovation Initiative

United States

Larry Susskind

MIT Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

United States

Dr. Michele Yatchmeneff

Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage

United States

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