When we talk about assimilation, we all share the same pain.
~Verlyn Long Wolf, Female Mentor
Oaye Luta Okolakiciye
Moving Forward in a Sacred Way
Heath R. Ducheneaux, BA
Heath R. Ducheneaux is of the LeBeau/Ducheneaux tiospayes on the Wakpa Waste Oyanke, known as the Cheyenne River Reservation in north central South Dakota. He comes from the Blackfoot community and currently resides in the Pejuta Haka district of the Pine Ridge Reservation with his hasani and their children.
Lynn Cuny, MA
As He Haka Sapa reminds us that there is happiness after the storm, Lynn Cuny believes that her work as the Director of Advancement at Thunder Valley CDC is a direct reflection of that truth. Lynn is committed to the progress of building opportunities, the movement of systematic change and the sustainability of TVCDC community.
Valeriah Big Eagle, Ed.D.
Dr. Valeriah Big Eagle, Ed.D., Wakan Wocekiye Win (Sacred Prayer Woman), is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Oyate and currently serves on the Title VI Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee and the Indigenous Education Task Force for Rapid City Area Schools.