Stephanie Autumn

Board Member


Ms. Stephanie Autumn (Hopi), brings extensive experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating programs in Indian country.  Ms. Autumn has 40 years of local, national, and international AI advocacy and policy work experience, and has presented at various Human Rights forums at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland and in New York. She has worked throughout the country on issues of American Indian adult and youth justice, substance abuse prevention, restorative practices, and tribal youth mentoring programs. Ms. Autumn served as the Executive Directive of the Minnesota Restorative Justice Campaign for five years and is a skilled Restorative Practitioner facilitator, trainer, and Circle Keeper.  Ms. Autumn’s expertise includes developing culturally competent strategic planning tools and trainings for American Indian/Alaska Native tribes. She has directed national projects on American Indian youth domestic assault, restorative practices, pre-and post-release services for AI youth and adults, tribal mentoring, and truancy reduction. She serves as the project director of the Tribal Youth Resource Center at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute. Ms. Autumn has provided expertise/testimony for the MN & SD Departments of Corrections with regards to Traumatic Brain Injury and Trauma Informed Care /Healing needs/issues with incarcerated American Indian youth and adults. For the past twenty years Ms. Autumn has provided expertise to the MN Department of Education on disproportionality issues that impact American Indian youth, families, and communities. Ms. Autumn is the founder of the American Indian Prison Project Working Group, a mother and a grandmother. 

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