Sovereign Bill

​A member of both the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe and is T’ak Dein Taan clan of the Tlingit Tribe, she has participated with a Tlingit dance group, The Alaskan Kuteeyaa Dancers and with the Coast Salish Canoe Journeys essentially since she was born. She is a lead dancer and singer with Kuteeyaa, the Muckleshoot Canoe Family, and the school district’s Native Education program’s Coast Salish Song and Dance group. Being immersed in her Native cultural heritage, and being the daughter of cultural and educational leaders has propelled her public speaking opportunities and abilities. 

For the last several years, Sovereign has been the speaker for the Muckleshoot Canoe Family during formal protocol at Tribal Canoe Journeys. Sovereign is a lead puller with the Muckleshoot Canoe Family, which is a testament to her strength as a young Native woman. Sovereign’s public speaking includes: a variety of tribal events, graduation speeches, youth equity stewardship events, and assisting with equity work for professional development with public school teachers. Drama and voice work experience include: In eighth grade, Sovereign joined drama and was selected to be “Annie” in the annual school drama production. Sovereign’s voice over credits include voice recording a traditional story for an upcoming exhibit at the White River Valley Museum. Sovereign participates regularly with Red Eagle Soaring, the Seattle-based Native Youth Theater group. 

Sovereign is a full-time middle school student in the Honors program and has participated as vice-president in ASB and has been a member of the Leadership program for her school, and the Western Washington Native American Education Consortium’s Native American Youth Leadership Academy. She plays the saxophone in band, is involved in volleyball and soccer, and breaks into characters when least expected, keeping friends and family entertained. She is upbeat, animated and has a high level of energy yet is grounded-- which contributes to her ability to present a variety of materials for different purposes.

Sovereign Bill

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Molly Mabray

Sovereign Bill

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Molly Mabray