Patricia St. Onge
Patricia St. Onge is the founder and a Partner at Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching, where all of the work is culturally based. Deeply rooted in the concept of Seven Generations, we honor the generations who have come before us, are mindful of those yet to come, and recognize that the impact of the decisions we’re making now will last for seven generations.
Patricia has worked to support progressive social justice movements for all of her adult life. She’s worked as Executive and Interim Director of more than a dozen non-profits. She is a Board member at the Highlander Research and Education Center.
Ms. St. Onge holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Southern NH University and a Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion. She is lead author of Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders, published by Fieldstone Alliance (2009). She has written a chapter in each of: Coming Back to Life, Revised Edition (2015) by Joanna Macy, The Handbook of Community Practice, Second Edition edited by Marie O. Weil, University of North Carolina at Durham (2012), and Collective Wisdom, edited by Donald Gerard (2009). Her article, Rituals That Heal was published in Yes! Magazine, (Summer 2015)
Patricia is adjunct faculty at Mills College in Oakland CA and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee.
Of Haudenosaunee (Mohawk) and Quebecoise descent, Patricia is a member of Idle No More and The Peoples’ Nonviolent Response Coalition. Between them, she and her life partner Wilson Riles, have nine grown children and six grandchildren. She is part of a growing community called Nafsi ya Jamii (The Soul Community), an urban farm and retreat center in East Oakland, CA.
Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecoise, adopted Cheyenne River Lakota) is a grandmother and mom. She’s also the founder of Seven Generations Consulting and Coaching, working primarily with social justice organizations. She is the lead author of Embracing Cultural Competency: A Roadmap for Nonprofit Capacity Builders. She serves as adjunct faculty at Pacific School of Religion and Mills College, and serves on the board of directors of Highlander Research and Education Center in Tennessee. Between them, she and her life partner have six grown daughters. Patricia is part of a growing community in East Oakland called Nafsi ya Jamii (The Soul Community), which hosts a meeting space and urban farm.