River Webb (Nimíipuu/Sac and Fox, they/she)
River Webb is a graduate student in Geochemistry whose work examines the volcanic cycles of their tribal homelands in and around Yellowstone National Park. They have also studied the petrology of the Juan de Fuca ridge off the Washington coast, and gathered data on river systems affected by mining projects throughout the Americas.
They were named a traditional scientist and knowledge keeper in 2022 for their preservation efforts in titóoqatimt, their Native tongue. The National Park Service named River a Tribal Heritage Fellow in 2023. They hold the title of International Two Spirit Ambassador from the International Two Spirit Council and Wabanaki Two Spirit Alliance based in Nova Scotia, Canada. River is a 5th generation seamstress and women’s powwow dancer, dancing traditional styles such as Basket Hat/short fringe, as well as women’s applique/scrub dance.