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About

We are a female, Indigenous-led non-profit organization located on the Yakama Indian Reservation.

 

Our mission is to provide life changing opportunities for Indigenous people. 

 

While we aim to serve the tribal community, we serve all people regardless of age, ethnicity, color, enrollment or immigration status.

"We’re very appreciative of our relatives who came from as far as Yakama. At times like this it’s required of us, to be at service to our people. Thankful for our the youth to be here today, our young warriors here to see our communities coming together in unity.”

- Dan Nanampkin Young Warriors Society, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure that our families are healthy, happy, independent & connected to their cultural traditions. We also assist other tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Our Mission
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Meet The Team

Diane Pebeahsy: Executive Director

Diane is a Yakama and Comanche woman who has spent most her life on the beautiful Yakama Reservation where she has been blessed to raise her four children and carry on Yakama traditions. Diane is a pow wow dancer, crafter, and lover of all things relating to her tribe, family, and community. She has extensive experience working in Tribal, Federal, and State programs and is using these skills and this knowledge to elevate Peacekeepers to higher levels of service. Before Peacekeepers, Diane spent 6 years working with Yakama Nation Youth Activities as Program manager while simultaneously simultaneously working as an Appointed On-call Associate Judge for Yakama Nation Justice Office. Before this Diane spent 6 years working as Yakama Nation Suicide Prevention Coordinator a cause now close to her heart after losing her eldest son to suicide. Diane’s work with Peacekeepers before assuming this role began during our first distribution as a volunteer. Later Diane was trained as a Grief Specialist and implemented free 10 week Grief Recovery Courses for those living on the reservation and experiencing grief.  Diane lives a drug and alcohol free life which has influenced her work both as a social worker and a Tobacco Prevention Program Manager for the state of Washington. Diane’s extensive experience in different aspects of the community has made her a multi-faceted, thorough, and strong advocate for her community and a fearless leader for Peacekeepers. She had this to say about her new role. “I follow my sense of purpose, intuition and innovation to propel towards personal, family, and program development and growth, to reach every corner of the Yakama Nation Reservation from the river to the plateau. I will always serve my Indigenous people, community and tribal nations.”
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Barak Goodman: Director of Communications and Development

Barak is a Jewish Egyptian American mutual aid organizer. Barak is the Communications and Development Director for the Peacekeeper Society, the Native led, reservation based non-profit. As an Arab American living on stolen Indigenous land, he has made a commitment to serve the communities whose land he occupies as long as he lives in the "United States". Barak holds a BA in International Development from Portland State University and currently sits as a community voting member on PSU's Cultural Resource Advisory Council. He is also a longtime Don't Shoot Portland volunteer and is a member of their Social Outreach Committee. Barak's background involves many jobs such as wildland firefighter, publicist for artists, farm hand, and more but throughout the years mutual aid and serving his community has been his top priority.
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Theresa Biss - Operations Manager 

Theresa (Korean American) is Operations Manager for the Peacekeeper Society.  Theresa Lives on Yakama Reservation has worked extensively throughout the Pacific Northwest helping lead supply distributions and providing food and aid to Native Communities across the country. She has coordinated logistics for hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and supplies and will always roll her sleeves up and get the toughest problems solved.  She is excited to continue our work with the community and see the many smiles we bring.
 

Contact:
Theresa@Peacekeepersociety.com

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