Eileen Briggs

Nation Building Portfolio Director, Bush Foundation, USA

Eileen Briggs is currently the nation building portfolio director at the Bush Foundation. She is Lakota and a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Previously she served her tribe as the executive director of Tribal Ventures, a ten-year poverty effort focused on community and economic development. Eileen is a writer rooted in Lakota culture and way of life, and has worked in the fields of youth development, human services, higher education, tribal community and economic development. She has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Minnesota.

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