Ozawa Bineshi Albert is Yuchi and Annishnaabe. She grew up in the movement and her work over the last 30+ years has primarily been in environmental justice and Native/indigenous rights work.
She also has been part of many movement building and multicultural spaces along her career. She is most recently the Co-Director of Climate Justice Alliance.
Prior to that she was the Movement Building Coordinator and Co-Coordinator for the Indigenous Feminisms work of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN). She was also one the founders of Native American Voters Alliance, a Western Regional Director for the Center for Community Change, and served as a lobbyist for a number of initiatives including Strong Families in New Mexico.
She began her organizing work with the Native Lands Toxics Campaign of Greenpeace as a teen. She’s a graduate in Indigenous Liberal Studies at the Institute of American Indian Art.
She is the proud mother of three, a daughter and two sons, and is recently a grandmother. She makes her home in relocated Yuchi & Muscogee territory in Oklahoma, which is also known as Tulsa.