Percilla Frizzell

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Percilla Frizzell

Funded with support from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation
2018 Global Fellow
Founder of Sacred Generations

Percilla Frizzell 2018 Global Fellow

Bold Idea 

End educational inequity and mass incarceration in Native California by building an Indigenous-led healing and racial justice movement organizing system-impacted tribal communities to protect sovereign nations and honor the sacred.

Summary 

Sacred Generations is a healing and racial justice movement organizing system-impacted tribal communities to end educational inequity and mass incarceration in Native California. As a movement of medicine fueled by the next-generation Indigenous organizing model, Sacred Generations is building a pipeline of Native leaders to drive transformative social and policy change through intergenerational healing justice as the primary lever to build power to protect sovereign nations and honor the sacred.

Experience 

Percilla Frizzell (Dine with Apache relatives) graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in education. After working with Teach For America as a second generation alumni (former student and corp member), she studied community organizing at the Harvard Kennedy School with Marshall Ganz. Percilla manages a portfolio of strategies for systems change, including teaching and leading healing spaces in prisons, consulting for education organizations and advocating for tribal communities by serving on national advisory councils for Native education. She co-founded Sacred Generations alongside her formerly incarcerated husband (Duckwater Shoshone with Pit River Paiute relatives). Their personal proximity to pain and power as system-impacted Indigenous peoples of this stolen land has brought them together to lead healing and racial justice movement building in Native California.

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