Celine Cloquet


Celine Cloquet-Vogler was inspired by her family to continue a longstanding tradition of working for the betterment of her people. "I wanted to carry on what my relatives and elders had done," says the second-term councilwoman for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, who graduated from the MPA Tribal Governance program in 2006. "I remember sitting under the table as a little girl, listening to my father and uncle and cousin, who were all involved in tribal government, discussing our quest to be recognized." Carlos Javier Sanchez /TESC