Kolby KickingWoman Profiles Isabel Coronado in Indian Country Today – Next100
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Kolby KickingWoman Profiles Isabel Coronado in Indian Country Today

For Indian Country Today, reporter Kolby KickingWoman talked with Isabel Coronado and Emma Vadehra about Isabel’s childhood, her work to break the generational cycle of incarceration among Native communities in Oklahoma, and what she will be working on at Next100.

For Indian Country Today, reporter Kolby KickingWoman talked with Isabel Coronado and Emma Vadehra about Isabel’s childhood, her work to break the generational cycle of incarceration among Native communities in Oklahoma, and what she will be working on at Next100.

“When Coronado was 7 years old, her mom was sentenced to and served a multiple-year prison sentence for drug-related charges. After her release, she would go on to law school and become a civil rights attorney for their tribe, the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. Seeing her mother’s journey inspired Coronado’s passion for the work she will be doing at Next100, researching and creating policy aimed at reducing the generational cycle of incarceration in Native communities.”

Read the full Indian Country Today profile here.

About the Author

Portrait of Isabel Coronado. She has straight brown hair, festive earrings, and a red blazer.
Isabel Coronado Criminal Justice

Isabel Coronado is a citizen of the Mvskoke (Creek) Nation. Her clan is the Wind Clan, and her tribal town affiliation is Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. At Next100, Isabel is focused on creating policy aimed at reducing the generational cycle of incarceration in Native communities, after witnessing the effects firsthand.

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