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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.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Eden Prairie, MN — Asad Aliweyd wants to develop transformative ways for Muslim people to build wealth.

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 — Larry A. McKenzie has always understood his purpose: to make a difference in the lives of young men, particularly African Americans in urban settings.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Columbia Heights, MN — Neda Kellogg recognizes her young self in the Black female teens she works with in Minneapolis. She understands the barriers they face, their inherent potential and their need for support to transition successfully into adulthood.

2018
Bush Fellowship

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

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

Inver Grove Heights, MN — Sharon Kennedy Vickers aims to make Minnesota the best place in the country to launch and grow technology products that have a positive social impact.

2018
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Shawntera M. Hardy imagines a world where demographics do not define a person's destiny. As Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, she has seen firsthand the challenges entrepreneurs of color face.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Bismarck, ND — Alice Musumba is passionate about helping immigrants thrive in Bismarck. She sees the positive impact they have on the wider community when they share their unique cultural identities and experiences.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Saint Paul, MN — Gene Gelgelu envisions a Minnesota where African immigrants play a major role in the economy. He wants African immigrants to build wealth and sustainability as they become more deeply engaged in the region.

2017
Bush Fellowship

Rapid City, SD — Heather Dawn Thompson wants to engage the private sector to assist the Great Plains Tribes in their efforts to build their strength and self-sufficiency.