Mary Deiter is the Development and Capitalization Officer at Oweesta. Mary is passionate about creating connections between Native communities and resources. Additionally, she is excited to build relationships with Oweesta’s partners and working together to create opportunities to help strengthen sovereignty for all Native communities.
Previously, Mary worked at the ION center, where she implemented Green Dot, a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence within high schools and communities. Mary has also worked as an editor in New Mexico.
She holds a B.A. in Indigenous Studies from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Mary is from the Peepeekisis Cree Nation, and currently splits her time between a small river town in Kentucky and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Outside of work, Mary enjoys cooking and spending time outdoors with her daughter Sage.