Kristen Wyman is a member of the Nipmuc tribe in Massachusetts and a longtime advocate for the self-determination of BIPOC communities. For over 15 years, Kristen has worked as a consultant with nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and state and federal agencies (including Native Land Conservancy, Nipmuc Indian Development Corporation, Mashpee Wampanoag Natural Resources Dept. and Education Department, MA Department of Public Health, National Park Service, and the University of Massachusetts at Boston). She has initiated several womxn and youth-led programs in issue areas of gender-based violence and substance abuse prevention, youth development, food sovereignty, and transformative leadership and nonprofit development.
Kristen’s fight for the right to land, food, medicine and human dignity is completely tied to her identity and responsibility as a Nipmuc woman, mother, and daughter. She is co-Founder of Eastern Woodlands Rematriation (EWR), a network of Indigenous womxn and two-spirits restoring the foundation of sustainable food systems. Her work is deeply personal and motivated by the important roles of womxn as landholders, farmers, culture bearers, artisans and diplomats. As the Global Movements Program Manager with WhyHunger Kristen supports social movement processes at the global level, in their path towards food sovereignty and liberation. She focuses mostly on strategic plans, communication strategies, and grassroots methodologies for building mass power.