Arch Walton was born the seventh of eight children and raised on a small federally-recognized Indian Reservation in Southampton, on Long Island, NY. Her father is Shinnecock Indian and her mother is African-American. After receiving a BA in Sociology & Pre-Law (1993-1998), Arch Walton began work in the New York State criminal justice system for four years (1998-2002) before being offered a full scholarship to attend graduate school and earn a Master’s in Social Work. She moved to Missouri for graduate school and spent one year working in the St Louis City prosecutors’ office advocating for women and children in the criminal justice system; one year in behavioral research at the Dept. of Psychiatry and six months working with abused children and their parents at a supervised visitation site (2002-2004). In 2004, Arch Walton moved to Arizona and have worked in the County Prosecutors office advocating for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse/violence for a little over seven years. She has continued her work with women and girls who have been victims of violence, because she believes that no one deserves to live life in constant fear.
Arch Walton has begun work on a non-profit foundation that offers grants to women and girls who have moved out of the cycle of violence and are now interested in attending college full-or part-time so that they may pay forward what their life experience has taught them in a positive manner and encourage an end to cycles of domestic violence and sexual abuse. The Mishantowash Foundation is focused on traveling the nation addressing groups of women and girls to educate them about how the court systems function and how they can best navigate those systems to benefit themselves. These pprofessional speaking opportunities will ultimately complete the end goal: to run a foundation and to assist women and girls by performing the roles of mentoring and life-coaching professionally.