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Sara Haskie-Mendoza (Chicana/Otomi)

Los Angeles Indigenous Peoples Alliance
Aztec, New Mexico, U.S.
Sara has worked 25 years as a grassroots community organizer, trainer and outreach specialist. Sara developed Xinachtli- an innovative youth health and rites of passage curriculum for young women and girls. She is a fellow of the California’s Women’s Policy Institute and a recipient of the 2007 Los Angeles AFSC Peace Maker Award. Sara worked as a fundraising trainer for Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training and completed 10 years with the National Compadres Network. She has served as a field representative for the International Indian Treaty Council, working at the U.N. Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
Her work is centered on the wellness and development of girls and facilitating intergenerational healing spaces through the Xinachtli Comadres National Colectiva. Additional work includes disseminating the Xinachtli Rites of Passage Curriculum, grassroots fundraising training, Indigenous leadership and capacity building – specifically for women and girls. Sara has extensive experience working with communities and organizations.