Janet WindWalker Jones was a founding member of CSJ. Below is her bio and link to her website. She was a great spirit and she was always vocal about social justice issues and doing the right action. She will be missed.
Janet WindWalker Jones, Long Hair Clan Mother to the Cherokee in Texas, is a member of the Texas Cherokee Tribe with ancestral ties to the Lenne Lenape and Wabanaki People, the Creek Nation, Scott-Irish, Newfoundlanders and English. She celebrates her multicultural heritage and honors multiculturalism as a fundamental tenants of community. WindWalker spent 24 years with the Department of Defense (DoD) in Human Services programs during which time she wrote a DoD publication honoring the Indigenous tribes of the US. Since retiring in 1997 she’s worked in multiple forums promoting wellness, empowerment, cultural identity awareness, multiculturalism, social justice, and world peace initiatives. She is a nationally certified, state licensed mental health counselor with an M.Ed. in Counseling and 40 years of ongoing professional development and experience. She’s authored several publications and has been involved in The American Counseling Association (ACA) since 1975, as a co-founder of two of its divisions, a Native American Interest Network and Multi-Ethnic Interest Network. She presents and writes materials that address one’s Spirituality as being central to Holistic living, and essential to health and wellness.