A changemaker recognizes injustice and seeks to right the wrongs identified in their community, world, or life. We can all be changemakers, indeed there is a tremendous need for changemakers all over the world, whether it be for protection of water, air, life, or any other identified issue. We must recognize the needs of our communities and rectify them. This is not a time to be timid, we are qualified for this moment and must strengthen one another with our knowledge, skills and support.
— Renee Roman Nose

Renée Roman Nose, MAIS, enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, is an activist, artist, actor, comedian, photojournalist, photographer, poet and cultural anthropologist. She is President of Fierce Courage, providing team building, wellness facilitation and motivational speaking. An international speaker with a reputation for informative and interesting lectures, Ms. Roman Nose has more than thirty years experience in front of appreciative audiences. Her book, Sweet Grass Talking, a book of poetry, was released by Uttered Chaos Press in 2017.  Her photography and art have been featured at the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida, NY, at Café Zippy in Everett, WA, and at Terra Tipi Gallery in Tacoma, WA. She is a mother, grandmother, and married to Brian Patterson, Oneida Nation Bear Clan Representative. She and her husband spent part of their honeymoon at Standing Rock, North Dakota advocating for clean water. A lifelong activist, she focuses on human rights and treaty rights.