Pearl Daniel-Means

Pearl Daniel-Means

Producer, Activist & Author
Pearl Daniel-Means is a producer, activist, and author who speaks around the world on matters concerning indigenous issues, human rights, and environmentalism. She was born into the Ashiihi (Salt) Clan of the Navajo Nation. Her Lakota name, Iyoyanbya Izanzan Win, translates loosely to “Bright Light”. Pearl walked alongside the late American Indian Movement Leader, activist, author, artist, and actor Russell Means, as his wife, business manager, and collaborator.

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