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Prairie Rose Seminole

Program Director for American Indian Alaska Natives, Evangelical Lutheran Church, USA

Prairie Rose Seminole is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendant of the Sahnish/Arikara, Hidatsa, Northern Cheyenne and Lakota Nations and of German Russian heritage and a member of the Waterbuster Clan. She contributes to work that includes curriculum which highlights the role of food as medicine, maintains traditional knowledge, and works to improve health and community. Currently, she is the program director for American Indian Alaska Natives with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and special projects with the Nueta Hidatsa Sahnish College, office of the president, in New Town ND. Seminole serves on the Midwest advisory council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, advising on labor, nonprofits and tribal government. Previously she served nearly ten years on the Fargo Human Relations Commission, a commission appointed by city government to foster, encourage and stimulate improvement of human relations among and between citizens. In 2014 she was a Native Nations Rebuilder, a program of the Bush Foundation that recognizes individuals who have a passion for learning about innovative tribal governance practices, and how they can take these ideas and approaches to their own Native nations to make a positive difference. In 2015 the North Dakota Center for Business and Technology recognized Seminole as one of 2015 Leading Ladies. Seminole was a fellow with the Salzburg Global Seminar Session 561: Beyond Green in 2016. She also writes for the MHA Times a weekly paper in western North Dakota.

 

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