Kody Grant

Tribal Liaison
Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Kody Grant (Pueblo of Isleta and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) has engaged in cultural education for the last 15 years. He started his career as a tour guide at the Oconaluftee Indian Village teaching guests about the lifeways and culture of historic Cherokee people. Later, he began acting at the Unto These Hills Outdoor Drama as well as traveling with the cultural ambassadors of the EBCI, The Warriors of Ani-Kituwah, through the Museum of the Cherokee Indian where he taught about his community at various Native and non-native institutions. Most recently, he served as the supervisor of the American Indian Initiative at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Using the setting of early America, his focus was to help connect guests to modern American Indian communities and how relationships between the United States shaped their modern presence. At Colonial Williamsburg, he helped spearhead full-time American Indian programming throughout the museum, facilitated interpretation and training for historical and modern Indigenous perspectives for both guests and coworkers, and reestablished outreach efforts for the organization.

Kody lives with his wife and their two rescue dogs. He enjoys camping and traveling. In 2022, he had the pleasure of traveling Ring Road in Iceland via a camper van.