Founder of Sacred Generations
2018 Global Fellow
Sacred Generations is a healing and racial justice movement of medicine organizing system-impacted tribal communities to end educational inequity, mass incarceration and climate injustice in Native California. Fueled by a next-generation Indigenous organizing model, Sacred Generations is building pathways for system-impacted tribal communities to drive transformative social and policy change through an Indigenous worldview of healing to protect sovereign nations and honor the sacred – restoring the social, political, economic and spiritual wellbeing of Native peoples.
Percilla Frizzell (Diné) graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in education. After Teach For America, 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 (Shoshone). 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. Percilla made Echoing Green history by becoming the very first second-generation Teach For America alum (former student and corp member) to join our global network of social impact leaders.