Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecoise, adopted Cheyenne River Lakota) is a grandmother and mom. She’s also the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching, offering individual and group/team coaching, primarily with members of social justice organizations. She is the lead author of Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders. She is Assistant Adjunct Professor at Mills College, Dept. of Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
As an activist, she is a member of the coordinating committee of 1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations. She serves on the board of directors of Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee and East Bay Permanent Rea Estate Cooperative, based in Oakland.
Patricia is a writer, avid reader and lover of ceremony. Between them, she and her life partner, Wilson Riles, have six grown daughters, daughters and sons-in-law, and 8 grandchildren. Patricia is part of a growing community in East Oakland called Nafsi ya Jamii (The Soul Community), an Education/Spiritual Center and urban farm.