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Celebrating Black Indigenous Liberation
February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CSTFREE
Amber Starks-Melanin Mvskoke Short Bio Amber Starks is an Afro Indigenous (Black and Native American) advocate and organizer. She is an enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and is also of Shawnee, Yuchi, Quapaw, and Cherokee descent. Her passion is the intersection of Black and Native identity, where she seeks to normalize, affirm, and uplift the multidimensional identities of Black and Native peoples and to encourage Black and Indigenous peoples to prioritize one another and divest from compartmentalizing struggles. Her pronouns are she/her/hers.
Sache D. Primeaux-Shaw is a native of Northeast Oklahoma City. She obtained her Bachelors in Political Science and History from Oklahoma City University and earned her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Sache is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma and is also of Seminole and Chickasaw descent. She comes from the Ponca Primeaux, Fire Shaker, Big Goose and Cerre families as well as the Seminole Lincoln, Payne, Bruner and Chickasaw McCain families. A former Miss Indian OCU, Sache is deeply involved in her communities, becoming a co-founder of the Ralph Ellison Foundation Reading Clinic. She is the past President of Young Democrats of Oklahoma, past Chair of the Native American Issues Caucus as well as Vice Chair of the Black Caucus of the Young Democrats of America. She is a past President of the Urban League of Greater OKC Young Professionals. A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she is a co-founder with fellow Sorority Sister, Dr. Krystal Mitchell-Gba, of the Queens Club, a community initiative geared towards young girls grades Pre-K thru 8th. Sache was also a past state co-coordinator for the 2020 Oklahoma Natives Vote operation.