Chelsea Hendrickson is a Citizen of the Northern Arapaho Nation from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Ethete, Wyoming, Cu’piq from Nunivak Island, Alaska and a Calista Corporation Shareholder.
She was born in the Southend of Seattle but was raised back and forth between her tribal communities in Wyoming, Alaska, and within her Urban Indigenous Community in Seattle her whole life.
She has served her relatives in Coast Salish Country for the last 7 years through direct services and advocacy in the tribal domestic violence/sexual assault field.
She most recently took on the role as a Project Manager for an Indigenous led, first year, nonprofit called The Yarrow Project.
She is developing an Urban Response Protocol for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and People.
The protocol will center around the multiple metropolitan areas of Western Washington. It will also engage families, law enforcement, victim services, media, and community members for rapid mobilization of culturally informed resources to affect the best possible outcome when a loved one is missing or murdered.
Chelsea identifies as a Survivor of Trafficking, DV, SA and a MMIW Family member. She utilizes her own personal story and her family’s story to create awareness and inspire healing in her community.
She is a member of The Futures Without Violence Survivors Leadership Cohort, a member of Native Action Network’s Legacy of Leadership Cohort, a member of the Sovereign Bodies Institute’s Survivors Leadership Council, an Aunty to x4 boys and x2 girls, Poet, & Community member.