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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.