Ellany Kayce

Board Chair | Nakani Native Program
Pronouns: She/Her
Ellany Kayce is an enrolled tribal member of the Tlingit Nation, Raven Clan. Throughout her career she’s worked as a cultural consultant, event planner, coordinator, trainer, curriculum developer, fundraiser, and facilitator with an equity lens. Expertise areas include: keynote speaking, workplace culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and racial and social justice. Ellany has life-long experience working with Alaska Native, Native American, First Nations communities and is a trainer, traditional drummer, singer, and dancer, and activist. She is passionate about equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Beyond checking a box - a toolkit to strengthen your organization’s racial equity practices

Is your organization committed to working towards racial equity, but struggling to create a tangible work plan or to identify your next steps? This workshop will introduce a collaboratively-created racial equity assessment tool that helps organizations and coalitions create workable next steps for internal and external practices and policies, wherever they are in their racial equity learning and journey. You’ll get hands-on practice, a chance to work collaboratively with other racial equity leaders, and tools to take home with you that outline a clear path forward for you and your organization.

This racial equity assessment tool was created communally by the Puget Sound Cohort on Equity, Infrastructure, and the Environment to answer the question of how multiracial coalitions hold each other and themselves accountable in a way that advances racial equity, and what that can that look like in practice. The toolkit is designed to assist white-led or majority-white organizations in self-identifying their current level of racial equity accountability and provides concrete next steps for organizations to follow, wherever they are in their racial equity practice.

In this workshop we will walk through the assessment tool’s four levels of accountability: individual, organizational, with community, and in building solidarity with other organizations. Participants will reflect on their own organizations and discuss next steps, resources, and continued learning tailored to each aspect and level of racial equity practice.

Speakers: Ellany Kayce, Clara Cantor, Aselefech Evans