Guiding Council

GEDAKINA follows a traditional indigenous methodology of leadership where leadership has equal Voice – and decisions are made through consensus, with careful deliberation of how decisions will impact the current and next seven generations.

Judy Dow (Winooski Abenaki), Executive Director of SABA and a life-long award-winning educator, specializes in sharing indigenous knowledge with children. Judy is also on the Board of Directors for OYATE and the Native American Scouting Association. (Essex, Vermont)

Lynn Murphy, (Abenaki)

Kay Mattena, (Potawatomi)

Donna Meader-York, (Passamaquody)

Kathleen Olwell

Rachel Sayet, (Mohegan)


Gedakina is always looking for new members to join our Guiding Council!  If you’re interested, please contact us