Skye M. Hart, Tonawanda Band of Seneca Indians of New York
Tribal Public Policy
Skye is a member of the Tonawanda Band of Seneca who has spent most of her life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. There, she witnessed and experienced the consequences of inequitable planning decisions. Motivated by these experiences, she returned to Haudenosaunee homelands to study urban planning at Cornell University with minors in American Indian and Indigenous studies and architecture. Her ideal career involves community-driven planning work with urban Native communities. Skye currently serves as Co-Chair of Native American Students at Cornell, tutors students from the Onondaga Nation, conducts independent research regarding urban Native communities as a Rawlings Presidential Research Scholar, and assists municipalities with green planning through her internship with Cornell Cooperative Extension.