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Eileen Briggs

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures
Executive Director / Directrice administrative
USA / États-Unis

Eileen Briggs, Executive Director, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures (Lakota, enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe), received her Bachelor’s and Master’s from the University of Minnesota.  As Executive Director, she is currently in year nine of a ten-year poverty reduction plan with Tribal Ventures.  Eileen is now serving as Principal Investigator on the Cheyenne River Voices Research – a reservation wide research project; the household survey of over 800 families is creating a historic set of baseline data for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and others serving the reservation population.  In addition, as a co-author, she is creating a series of papers on Tribal Data Sovereignty & Governance in collaboration with the Native Nation’s Institute.