Jill Fish

Champion of Indigenous People

Jill Fish’s work focuses on transforming social institutions to make them inclusive and equitable for Native American peoples. Fish has been recognized for these efforts by several organizations, including the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the Quell Foundation, and the American Psychological Association. Fish is from the Tuscarora Nation (Skarú:rę’ Kayeda:kreh) of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy which is described as the earth’s oldest, participatory democracy. For the Haudenosaunee, law, society and nature are equal partners and each plays an important role. Fish earned her master’s degree in mental health counseling from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2014. Following this, she moved to Minneapolis to pursue her PhD in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities where she has been awarded The DOVE Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.