Susan Masten, Yurok Nation. Founder & co-president of Women Empowering Women for Indigenous Nations. 2022 Governor Newsom appointed Masten as Del Norte County 5th District Supervisor She has served as the past Yurok Tribal Chair, Vice Chair, Yurok Interim Council member, and Yurok Transition Team Member. She also served as the second woman to ever be elected by Tribal governments across the nation as President of the National Congress of American Indians the oldest and largest national American Indian organization. Masten a rights advocate has been fighting for fishing and water rights and sovereignty for the past 40 years.