Anathea Chino

Co-Founder and Executive Director


Anathea Chino (Acoma Pueblo) is a queer Indigenous woman creating pathways for women of color, LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit people, and Indigenous people in the U.S. political landscape.

Anathea has more than 18 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, the first and only national Native organization aimed at addressing the underrepresentation of Native Americans in local and state elected leadership.

Anathea currently serves on the national Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of Americans for Indian Opportunity, California Native Vote Project, Emergent Fund, Inclusv, and One for Democracy. Anathea is a co-founder of the Women’s Democracy Lab, a project created to radically reimagine what leadership looks like and ensure Indigenous women and women of color can thrive in elected office, and Indigenous Women Rise, a collective formed to bring over 1,000 Indigenous women to the 2017 National Women’s March in Washington, D.C. She is also a founding Board Member and former President of Emerge New Mexico. She served as a Mentor for the Fannie Lou Hamer Fellowship through the Sandler Phillips Center. Anathea was selected for She The People’s 20 for 2020, a list highlighting women of color in politics to watch.

During rare free moments, you can find Anathea adventuring with her partner, their seven year old, and their two adorable dogs.

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