Terry Supahan

Terry is the Executive Director, True North Organizing Network. Terry has for over 30 years worked with tribes and rural governments on California’s North Coast and throughout the West. For the past eight years he has specialized in infrastructure development. Terry designed his major in American Studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon with the goal of returning to live and work on the Klamath River in the ancestral territory of his people of the Karuk Tribe. He worked for four years in the Planning Department of the Hoopa Tribe, before becoming the Tribal Manager and later Councilman for over six years at the Karuk Tribe. Terry has been a consultant to the tribal representatives serving on the President’s National Ocean Council. Terry has facilitated a wide range of community projects that include: downtown rural revitalization and transportation systems, and financial packaging of tribal water, sewer, and infrastructure projects; as well as numerous tribal, state and regional community development projects. In October of 2022, Terry became a member of the Global Landscape Stewardship Network and traveled to Australia as part of a climate education and cultural exchange leader.