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2022
Bush Fellowship

Cloquet, MN — Rebekah Dunlap (Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior) is determined to reclaim and revitalize traditional Ojibwe practices related to parent and child health.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Mission, SD — Wizipan Little Elk (Sicangu Lakota Oyate – Rosebud Sioux Tribe) is at the forefront of reimagining how the Sicangu Lakota create and distribute wealth.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Wakpala, SD — Kimimila Locke (Dakota, Ahtna Dené & Anishnaabe) is on a quest to radically improve educational outcomes for Lakota youth.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Bemidji, MN — Natalie Nicholson (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation) understands the persistence required to achieve a dream. The former Olympian and world champion curler was also a first-generation college student.

2021
Bush Fellowship

Twin Buttes, ND — Jodi Rave Spotted Bear (Mandan, Hidatsa and Mniconjou Lakota) is called to amplify the voice of Native Americans. She believes deeply in the freedom of the press in Indian Country to reflect the needs and voices of the people.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Proctor, MN — Miigis Gonzalez (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) believes that Indigenous culture is at the root of wellness.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Fort Yates, ND — Joseph McNeil (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe) is focused on building possibility for the children of his Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Black Hawk, SD — Sarah Pierce (Oglala Lakota) wants Rapid City to become the model of a culturally responsive city.

2019
Bush Fellowship

Sioux Falls, SD — Michaela Seiber (Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate) wants South Dakota to be a more welcoming, supportive place for LGBTQ people.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Pine Ridge, SD — Erik Bringswhite wants his community to raise healthy, ethical Native children. As a long-time foster parent and juvenile justice worker, he is a role model to many on the Pine Ridge Reservation and in the state of South Dakota.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Minneapolis, MN — Chef Sean Sherman, Oglala Lakota Sioux, knows that food is the heart of every culture. He also understands that his fellow Native Americans were stripped of their connections to Indigenous food systems and practices.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Porcupine, SD — Nick Tilsen creates pathways out of poverty for people on Pine Ridge Reservation.