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Emma Robbins

Planet Woman

Managing Director


pronouns: She/Her
state: CA
city: Los Angeles
Tribal Affiliation: YES
languages: English, Spanish
race + ethnicity: Indigenous (e.g. Native, Native American, First Nations, Comunidades Indígenas, Indigenous descendant)
Emma Robbins (Diné) is an artist, activist, and community organizer with a passion for empowering Indigenous women. She is the Managing Director of Planet Women, a nonprofit who partners with femmes and women to create a healthy planet for all life. Prior to Planet Women, Emma was Executive Director of the Navajo Water Project, where she collaborated with communities on the Navajo Nation to get clean running water to the one in three Navajo families without it. While there, she collaborated with communities to expand access to clean, running water to the one in three Navajo families without it. Since 2016, the Navajo Water Project has benefited thousands of Navajo Tribal Members across Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Emma is also the founder of The Chapter House, an Indigenous women-led community arts space in Los Angeles, designed for Natives, and welcoming all. All her work is centered around community collaboration, education, and Indigenization. Talk to her about: Indigenous rights, art, activism, treaties, water on Native Nations, oil pipelines (and stopping them!)

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