To meet other Bold states and founder Jane Kleeb, visit the Bold Alliance.


Cherri Foytlin, State Director: Cherri Foytlin is an indigenous writer, organizer, advocate, activist, photographer, speaker, and mother of six who lives in south Louisiana. She is the author of Spill It! The Truth About the Deep Water Horizon Oil Rig Explosion, and regularly contributes to In the Spring of 2011 she walked to Washington D.C. from New Orleans (1,243 miles) to call for action to stop the BP Deepwater Drilling Disaster, and has taken direct action in support of human and ecological health of Gulf Coast citizens and communities. She is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Earth Ethics, and a signer of the indigenous Women of the Americas – Defenders of Mother Earth Treaty.

Bold Louisiana was launched by the state’s director, Cherri Foytlin, in 2016. Its main agenda was to stand against Bayou Bridge, Energy Transfer Partners that threatened the bayou ecosystem. Bold Louisiana was also responsible for preventing the offshore drilling in the Gulf and protection against wastewater dumping. Cherri Foytlin has bravely led the water protectors group at Standing Rock against big companies like that of TigerSwan, a powerful security firm. She is one of the most ardent fighters of humanity in the state of Louisiana who has always stood first to protect the land, water, and the people of the state from outsiders, especially from the oil and gas companies, who are looking for ways to exploit the land of Louisiana. All these traits of Cherri Foytlin make her a good candidate to tutor and advice on the CyberMentors platform. Cherri Foytlin along with her dedicated and trusted team has always stood for social justice.  

Lois Carter, Author at Bold Louisiana: Carter is one of the main persons behind all of Bold Louisiana’s promotional activities and causative works. All of Carter’s works include publications focusing on land and water within the state of Louisiana and a few others, steer-headed by Cherri Foytlin.  

Danielle Fusilier, Program Coordinator: Danielle Fusilier hails from a small town in south Louisiana, where she resides with her two children. She has always had a passion for cultural diversity, social justice and providing a helping hand to those in need. Danielle is a graduate of Acadian Technical College, where she received her certificate in Office Systems Technology.

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