Tracey Zephier

Attorney General, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Tracey brings to the Board broad experience in tribal/state relations, economic development and state administration. Tracey currently serves as the Attorney General for Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Prior to that, she was a partner in the Rapid City, South Dakota, law firm of Fredericks, Peebles & Morgan and previously was the president and CEO of First Nations Oweesta Corporation, focusing on creating and sustaining Native community development financial institutions on Indian reservations throughout the United States. Tracey has also served as a banker, an auditor for the South Dakota Department of Labor and executive director of the South Dakota Equal Justice Commission.

An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, she was named to the first cohort of the Bush Foundation’s Native Nation Rebuilders Program in 2010. Other service includes: adjunct professor, University of South Dakota School of Law; adjunct professor, Oglala Lakota College; and board member, Native Governance Center.