Pennie Opal Plant
Founder of The Society of Fearless Grandmothers
PENNIE OPAL PLANT (Yaqui, undocumented Cherokee and Choctaw) is a lifelong activist whose focus is on ensuring that the sacred system of life continues in a manner that is safe, sustainable and healthy. In 1980, she began working on nuclear issues, including uranium mining, nuclear energy, and weapons. She is co-founder of several grassroots actions groups including No More SF Bay; Movement Rights, an Indigenous women-led organization aligning human law with the laws of Mother Earth; and founder of The Society of Fearless Grandmothers which trains people in non-violent direct action. She was part of the indigenous delegation who attended COP21 in Paris.