People

Leia Fish

Leia currently serves as the Program Associate for the Indigenous Communities Initiative.

Leia is a member of the Amskapipikuni (Blackfeet) Nation and was born and raised in Browning, Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. She is a tribal college graduate of Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana, and also attended the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana; wherein she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She recently joins the NoVo Foundation from the American Indian College Fund where she served as a Tribal College Transfer Program Coordinator. Leia brings years of experience working in Indian Country and is dedicated to advocating on behalf of Native people and assisting communities to develop capacity and become self-sufficient.

She resides in Denver, Colorado, with her family. In her spare time, she can be found with her family exploring the Colorado outdoors, attending music concerts and sporting events, and beading gifts for friends and family. Her education and experiences have taught her the importance of staying true to personal values.  Leia states, “I am honored for the opportunities I’ve been given; namely advocating for Native people and working collaboratively to help our Native communities become self-sufficient.”

“Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.”  –Mourning Dove