Colleen Echohawk is an enrolled member of the Kithehaki Band of the Pawnee Nation and a member of the Upper Ahtna Athabascan people of Mentasta Lake.
Ms. Echohawk is the Executive Director of the Chief Seattle Club, a nonprofit dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless and low-income urban Native people in Seattle. Ms. Echohawk is interested in creating systems and structures that help facilitate wellness and encourage kindness and courage amongst urban Native people.
Ms. Echohawk has a degree in Multicultural Studies and is a current student pursuing a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership. Ms. Echohawk is a proud mom to two children and is married to Matt Hayashi. In her spare time, she loves to listen to NPR and cook delicious food for friends and family.