Trudie Jackson is an enrolled tribal member of Navajo Nation from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona. Her Clans are Bitter Water Clan born for the Leaf Clan. The Mexican Clan are her paternal clan and Yucca Fruit-Strung-Out-In-A-Line Clan are her maternal clan.
Trudie strongly advocates on behalf of American Indian LGBTQ Two Spirited members. She is a non-traditional student at Arizona State University (ASU) pursuing double undergraduate degrees in Public Service Public Policy and American Indian Studies with an anticipated graduation of August 2015. She is actively involved in ASU Rainbow Coalition as an e-board member and Director of Advocacy, a member of the Native American Student Organization, and a member of ASU TRiO Downtown Campus.
Some of her other work and awards include: Chair of the Transgender Leadership Exchange Cohort under the The National LGBTQ Task Force (2010-14); Southwest American Indian Rainbow Gathering (2014); Clinton Global Initiative University representing ASU; 2014 Equality Arizona Skip Schrader Spirit of Activism Award (2013); TRANS 100 (2013); Echo Magazine‘s Women of the Year (2013); Phoenix Pride’s Dan Galloway Scholarship (2012); Member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Diversity Committee for One Voice LGBT Community Center in Phoenix, AZ (2012); Phoenix Indian Center’s Outstanding American Indian College Student of the Year (2011-14); Steering Committee member for The Network for LGBT Health Equity (2011); Udall Scholar by Udall Foundation (2010); invited speaker at University of Arizona (2009); invited speaker at Northern Michigan University (2008); Red Ribbon Award by National Native American AIDS Prevention (2006); LeaderShape representing Phoenix College; Chair for Arizona American Indian HIV/AIDS Task Force (2004, 2009).
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