Huy Celebrates Year 5 and $100,000 in Gifting to Iron House Circles

May 31st, 2017

Huy celebrates two milestones: (1) the Native prisoner religious rights watchdog has turned 5 years old, and (2) the group has eclipsed $100,000 in gifting to Iron House Native religious circles in Washington State and elsewhere.

Huy’s Board of Advisors is comprised of the following tribal leaders and  advocates:

  • Gabriel Galanda, Chairman, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes and Indian lawyer at Galanda Broadman, PLLC
  • Francis Cullooyah, Vice Chairman, a Kalispel member and former Washington State Department of Corrections statewide “tribal chaplain”
  • Winona Stevens, Secretary-Treasurer, a Ho Chunk member, with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Washington, and founder of HEAL for Re-Entry
  • Brian Cladoosby, Advisor, the Chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community and President of the National Congress of American Indians
  • Frances Charles, Advisor, the Chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
  • Claudia Kauffman, Advisor, a Nez Perce member and former Washington State Senator, who is now the Inter-Governmental Affairs Liaison for the Muckleshoot Tribe
  • Eldon Vail, Advisor, a past Secretary of the Washington State Department of Corrections and prisoners’ rights consultant
  • Minty LongEarth, Advisor, a Santee member also of Creek/Choctaw descent, and Community Engagement & Communications Specialist for the Seattle Community Police Commission