Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi) is committed to Indigenous Peoples’ self-determination. She serves as the Executive Director of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples. Tia has been engaged in community organizing, and national policy work for social, cultural and environmental justice for nearly three decades. Tia has extensive experience in international diplomacy including globally advancing the protection of Water as a sacred resource for Indigenous Peoples' cultural and spiritual sustainability, as well as expertise on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is also one of the founding mothers of the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus for which she has often served as co-chair.
Tia earned a BA in Law & Society from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Nonfiction Emphasis, from Antioch University. A published writer and cultural artist, among her awards Tia has received an Executive Leadership Fellowship from Center for Civic Partnerships, a Silver Cloud Award for international diplomacy, and was a Shannon Institute Leadership Fellow.