Solana promotes Native American and Alaskan Native traditional teachings with contemporary practices. She is White Owl, House of the Wolf Clan from the Chief Dan George family on her mother’s side and is enrolled in the “Mountain” peoples of Washington state. On her father’s side, Solana is Raven Clan from her Grandma Violet’s family of the Tsymsyan Nation. Solana’s first degree was in Early Childhood Special Education, which led her to serve communities of opportunity as a Head Start Deputy Director for Region X. Since 2008, she’s created the Indigenous Voices Association and has consulted with local non-profits. Her work includes: technical assistance, training/teaching adult learners of cultural and equity competency, storytelling, Bureau of Indian Education program partnering, Innovative Technology Programming creating dance machines, Wii games and 3D modeling for underserved learners, playwriting in traditional Lushootseed language, serving as a NWIN-TV correspondent, documentary film making, creating community gardens in local food deserts, involvement with the Just and Healthy Food System Community of Interest Equity Team, and raising her family. Her birth name is Solana Booth, but she is also called Mom, by her four children ages 18, 7, 5 and 2.