Summer Wesley is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a dedicated community advocate, dynamic public speaker, and driven entrepreneur. She spent many years as a social worker and graduated law school from the University of Oklahoma (2013), before founding, Hopoksia, LLC; a company providing educational presentations and diversity and inclusion trainings to organizations; mediation services for parties in civil legal matters; as well as research, writing, editing, and social media management services.
In 2016, Summer was honored for her dedication to community advocacy and service by being given the Norman’s Human Rights Award and being named one of Cleveland County’s 2017 Women of Influence. The Journal Record named Summer a member of their 2018 class of “Achievers Under 40”. Her passion lies in community-building and empowering others.
Summer serves on the Board of Directors for three community organizations: Live Indigenous OK, which addresses policy and social justice issues in Indigenous communities; Matriarch, a non-profit program that focuses on empowering Native women; and the Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company, which envisions a thriving, vibrant and sustainable creative space that gives voice and presence on stage to indigenous culture. She also donates her time reviewing child welfare cases for compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, as part of the ICWA Post Adjudication Review Board.