I was a tribal police officer for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe for six years. While this job was rewarding, I felt a calling to do something more to help my people, so I decided to run for office. Six months ago, I was sworn in as a newly elected tribal council member, representing the Swift Bear Community of the nation.... more
Winter is the time for storytelling. And in the past few months I’ve had two opportunities to participate as both a storyteller and receiver—one in a Harvard classroom and the other among the newly elected tribal leaders of the 23 Native nations the Foundation serves.... more
When Archibald and Edyth Bush established the Bush Foundation in 1953, they did it with a strong belief that providing opportunities for people with energy and ideas would have great impact on the community. ... more
As part of orientation in my first 90 days on the job, I recently made trips to Bismarck, North Dakota, and Pierre, South Dakota, for Foundation-sponsored gatherings and meetings with community leaders. This was my first visit to deepen my understanding of North Dakota and South Dakota and to begin building relationships with the people of those two states and the 12 Native nations that share the same geography. ... more
About theBushFoundationOur mission is to be a catalyst for the courageous leadership necessary to create sustainable solutions to tough public problems and ensure community vitality. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, and today works in communities across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geographic area.