The Judge Claudette White Memorial Award is given to applicants who are pursuing a law degree or a college degree with the goal of a career in Inidan child welfare. Each Judge Claudette White Memorial Award is given with a $500 honorarium.  
 

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LAUREN
CHELSEY
PRESTON

Ayukîi! Naníthuuyti Chelsey Preston. Sávarum, weitchpus karu ah-pah ni’vâarumheesh. Hello!

 

Chelsey Preston is from the villages of sávarum, weitchpus and ah-pah. She is an enrolled member of the Susanville Indian Rancheria of Paiute and Pit River decent as well as of Karuk and Yurok decent. She grew up on the Klamath river in Orleans, CA and has been working for the Karuk Tribe off and on for the last 5 years with the Domestic Violence and Victim Services programs. She is currently living in Bellingham Washington where I am working toward her BA in Community Advocates and Responsive Education in Human Services at North West Indian College. She is very honored and thankful to have been awarded the Claudette White Memorial Award through Sovereign Bodies Institute, which will help her with her transition from California to Washington. She plans to continue with her educational goals in the hopes that she can better serve indigenous communities within the human/social services fields.