Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks (Tsalagi) is a college professor and Board Member of the Sonoma County Indian Health Project. She is a traditional culture bearer, singer, dancer, and Native language speaker. She has been a successful advocate for Native youth programs. Her many contributions to the Native Advisory Council stem from Native heritage that is combined with her long experience as an educator, faculty senate president, and academic department chair. These experiences inform her many contributions especially in areas of educational programming at Pepperwood.