Anathea Chino (Acoma Pueblo) works to create pathways that ensure women of color and Indigenous women are visible and represented in the U.S. political landscape and in movements for gender and social justice.
Anathea has more than 15 years of experience as a political strategist, fundraiser, and operative at the tribal, state, and national levels. Anathea co-founded and is the Executive Director of Advance Native Political Leadership, a first-of-its-kind project, to address the underrepresentation of Native Americans in local and state elected leadership, with a focus on increasing inclusion and visibility of Indigenous women in the political landscape. For the last six years, she led fundraising efforts as the Advancement Director for UltraViolet, a national advocacy organization that drives feminist cultural and political change.
Anathea was selected for She The People’s 20 for 2020, a list highlighting women of color in politics to watch in 2020. She currently serves on the national Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of Americans for Indian Opportunity and Inclusv. Anathea is also a Co-Founder of Indigenous Women Rise, a project formed to bring over 1,000 Indigenous women to the historic Women’s March in 2016; and a founding Board Member and former President of Emerge New Mexico. She also serves as a Mentor for the Fannie Lou Hamer Fellowship through the Sandler Phillips Center.