Andreanne Catt's inspiring youth leadership is enhanced by her broad set of deep interpersonal interests and expanded, interconnected world-view.
Catt is part of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Nations and Sicangu Lakota from Rosebud, South Dakota. She spent six months at Standing Rock in North and South Dakota leading the youth movement for clean water against the Dakota Access Pipeline, where she helped organize nonviolent direct actions with the International Indigenous Youth Council.
At Seeding Sovereignty, Catt directs the Women Creating Empowerment Project she created for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The project seeks to bring peer-to-peer healing, skill building, and needed resources to the reservation's epidemics of youth suicide, sexual assault, and poverty.
She also works to stop uranium mining for energy in the Black Hills, sacred to The Great Sioux Nation, and to bridge generations by inviting youth learning from elders and amplify the need for multigenerational environmental stewardship.