Danielle Frank is a Hupa tribal member and Yurok descendant. Frank has been deeply involved in the cultural and political aspects of her community from a very early age. Born during the beginning of a 20-year resistance to undam the Klamath River led by her tribal communities, Danielle grew up learning from strong indigenous activists.
In high school Frank helped create the Hoopa Valley High School Water protectors club. This was a space for high school students to begin to understand water policy and how they too could influence decisions made regarding their homelands. At this age Danielle also participated in the creation of Save California Salmon’s Advocacy and Water Protection in Native California curriculum as a curriculum review board team member. After following these experiences with a fellowship held by YO! Cali, Danielle served as the Youth Coordinator for Save California Salmon. Working predominantly on providing adequate resources for native youth, water policy, and advocating for the protection of her homelands in Northern California.
In August of 2022 Danielle accepted the title of Miss Na:tini-xwe’ from the Hoopa Tribe, serving as a role model for young Indian Women and as a Cultural Ambassador for the Hoopa Valley Tribe. She is also a Rios to Rivers board member and a student studying Environmental Science with a focus on water policy.
She is excited to join the Native Americans in Philanthropy team and looks forward to learning and growing with everyone.
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