The Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA) is proud to announce the appointment of Ted Wright as our new Executive Director. Ted brings over 25 years of dedicated leadership in tribal governance and education, championing economic development, advocating for natural resources, and advancing social justice and equity. He joins us in our mission to restore indigenous food systems that support health, economy, and self-determination among tribal communities.

Ted Wright has served in numerous leadership roles, including as Executive Director for the Native Village of Eyak, Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, Sitka Tribe of Alaska, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation  and the Spokane Tribe of Indians. His comprehensive background in managing complex policy environments across tribal, state, and federal levels uniquely positions him to lead NAFSA during this pivotal time.

Under Ted’s leadership, NAFSA aims to deepen its commitment to food sovereignty and enhance its support for tribal nations. His immediate priorities include stabilizing our operations and expanding our impact through strategic initiatives, grounded in the wisdom of our elders and the strength of our communities.

We invite you to join us in welcoming Ted Wright. We look forward to your continued support and engagement as we embark on this exciting new chapter.

Become a part of our mission! Learn more about how you can get involved in NAFSA’s upcoming projects and initiatives by visiting our Get Involved page. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to make a difference in our communities.