Vivette Jeffries-Logan is a citizen of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation. She served her People as an elected member of the Tribal Council and as Founding Director of the OBSN Tribal Health Circle.
Vivette was a trainer with Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks), served as the Director of Training and Technical Assistance at a state domestic violence coalition, and served on the Advisory Board for the American Indian Center at a local university. She also served as Curriculum Designer and Instructor for the Working Effectively with Tribal Government course for the Centers for Disease Control and as Core Faculty with the William C. Friday Fellowship for Human Relations.
She was honored recognized as an Honoree at the Women’s Honor Ceremony during the American Indian Women of Proud Nations Conference. United Tribes of North Carolina also honored her with the Distinguished Service to Indian People Award. Vivette earned a B.A. in Psychology and Community Studies from Guilford College and an Associate Degree (A.A.S) in Hospitality Management from Alamance Community College. She is a graduate of the North Carolina Native Leadership Institute of the American Indian Center at the University of North Carolina. She is also a Certified Executive Chef with 17 years’ experience in Hospitality Leadership and Management.
When not at work you can find Vivette laughing with relations, talking story in beloved community, baking legendary pound cakes and other southern delicacies, and attending powwows and gatherings across the state.
What Liberation Means to Vivette
Tell us why you do what you do.
It is my intention to honor my Ancestors, my Relatives, and the Coming Generations and be of service to Indigenous People.
What’s most important to you about being part of Solidaire?
The opportunity to resource the First People of Turtle Island is one aspect of interrupting, ameliorating and healing historical trauma.
What does liberation mean to you?
The time and space for our communities to breathe, re-member our original teachings and heal.