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April Fournier

April Fournier

Program Manager

Navajo

April Fournier (Navajo) is the Program Manager for Advance Native Political Leadership. She supports the development and delivery of the Native Leadership Institute’s Leadership Training Program and Native Digital Fellowship.

April has extensive experience in community organizing, community leadership and development, coalition building, and training. April is the co-founder of the first all-Indigenous roller derby team and worked to leverage technology and community building to engage team members globally. She is currently serving as an at-large councilor on the city council in Portland, Maine, the first Native woman to serve in that office.

April resides with her husband, four children and two dogs in Portland. She enjoys Maine’s different seasons, and will swim in the ocean year-round. She also enjoys live music indoors or outdoors, sometimes traveling south to Boston for shows, visiting the many eateries and micro-brews around Maine, family game night, beading, and reading science fiction and fantasy novels.