Eileen Briggs

D. Eileen Briggs

Bush Fellowship
24 months

According to her friends, Eileen Briggs is a “galvanizer of people and of change.” She leads the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures, a comprehensive project aimed at reducing poverty. She believes in the importance of being rooted in traditional cultural values and in a strengths-based approach comes to community development. Through her Bush Fellowship, Eileen will visit indigenous communities across Indian Country to learn about facing adversity, especially through women's healing ceremonies. She will also enhance her facilitation and writing skills in order to help guide transformational conversations at home.