Pamela Kingfisher "was born and raised in the shadow and secrecy of the nuclear bomb era, becoming an activist at a young age by asking questions. She is a former board president and community organizer of Native Americans for a Clean Environment in Oklahoma and former Executive Director of the Indigenous Women's Network, both former Noyes grantees. Pame was awarded the U.S. Surgeon Generals Award for Outstanding Performance in 1990 and the Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa Award for Community Activism in 2003. A resident of Minnesota, Pame works with the consulting firm, Larson Allen, and continues to assist American Indian women and their communities. “ 
- Director, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation
- "Biography", Accessed January 2007.