Pennie Opal Plant

Co-Founder, Idle No More SF Bay

As one of the co-founders of Idle No More SF Bay, Pennie Opal Plant has worked for over 35 years to ensure that the sacred system of life continues in a manner that is safe, sustainable and healthy. She is of Yaqui, Mexican, Choctaw, Cherokee and European ancestry. No members of her family have ever lived on a reservation. Plant is also a signatory on the historic Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty, and a co-founder of Movement Rights. She lives in unincorporated Contra Costa County and sees the Chevron refinery in Richmond every day.



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