Che Jim

Executive Director

Diné/Odawa/Latino, Sun Dancer

Che Jim co-founded Healing Arrows for Indigenous Social Justice and Wellness and serves as its Executive Director. Che is from Flagstaff, Arizona and he is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, currently living in Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and two young children. Passionate about Native culture, Che is an activist, traditional singer, artist and actor. He has traveled the country supporting Native issues and practicing Native American spirituality.

Giovanni Sanchez

Program Coordinator

Sun Dancer

Xo Jim

Media Specialist

Diné/Odawa/Latina, B.F.A.

Xo graduated with a B.F.A. in Communications Design and believes in the power of art and design to create impactful and memorable messages

Crystal Jim

Administration/ Human Resources

Sun Dancer

With an upbringing steeped in Native tradition, Crystal Jim has inseparable ties to Indigenous culture and spirituality that led her to meet our executive director. Her tenacity and love for their children has only solidified her resolve to strive for the well-being of Indigenous communities.

Angel Jim

Wellness Intern



“Ali” Aleticia KS Tijerina

Chair of Board of Directors

Odawa/Latina, PhD, MEd, Sun Dancer

Aletica “Ali” Tijerina co-founded Healing Arrows for Indigenous Social Justice and Wellness to address Indigenous human rights abuses and Treaty rights over water and lands. A longtime activist and Sun Dancer at Big Mountain, she supported the Big Mountain Navajo people facing relocation off their lands. Ali has taught American Indian politics in colleges and universities and she serves as Healing Arrows’ chief researcher. “I am honored to be a part of this organization and to bring over 15 years’ experience in project management.” Ali is also a performance artist and spoken word poet! She has a small editing and research business called Talking Leaf.

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