Anathea Chino (Acoma Pueblo) is a queer Indigenous woman working to create pathways that ensure women of color, queer people, and Indigenous people are visible and represented 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. Previously, she worked at UltraViolet, Democracy Alliance, and Neiman Marcus.
Anathea was selected for She The People’s 20 for 2020, a list highlighting women of color in politics to watch in 2020. She currently serves on the national Board of Directors and Advisory Boards of Americans for Indian Opportunity, California Native Vote Project, Emergent Fund, and Inclusv. Anathea is a Co-Principal for 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; a Co-Founder of Indigenous Women Rise; and a founding Board Member and former President of Emerge New Mexico. She also serves as a Mentor for the Fannie Lou Hamer Fellowship through the Sandler Phillips Center.
During rare free moments, you can find Anathea adventuring with her partner, their six-year-old, and their adorable dog.