Executive Director, Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition, Inc.

Keely Linton is Íipay and Kupa Native from the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians. She has been a victim advocate for over 20 years working within her community. Keely provides community education on domestic violence and sexual assault, including training service providers and other professionals. She provides a cultural competency course to assist those working within the Native American population. She is the Chairperson for the Judicial Council of the Intertribal Court of Southern California and Mesa Grande Business Development Corporation. Keely currently works as the Executive Director for the Strong Hearted Native Women’s Coalition and is devoted to her community to assist with the reduction in family violence, and hopes to make policy changes within the local tribal governments she serves to better protect our families.