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    Date: September 26, 2017, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Tatewin Means//Attorney General Oglala Sioux Tribe
    Holiday Inn - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
    505 N. 5th St
    Rapid City, SD 55701
    $25 for non-members, $15 for members
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    Join us as we welcome Tatewin Means, Attorney General for Oglala Sioux Tribe.

    What you'll learn: This is an interactive session on being a diverse and inclusive organization and how that takes form in South Dakota. We will gain tools for understanding, recognizing and addressing Implicit Bias in ourselves first and translating that skill set to our organizations. We will also learn the most effective strategies and best practices in making our organizations truly diverse and inclusive through policies, practices and organizational principles.  

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    About the speaker: 

    Tatewin Means is an Indigenous woman from the Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota and Oglala Lakota nations in South Dakota.  Ms. Means grew up in Kyle, SD on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and later moved to Rapid City, SD where she graduated from Rapid City Central High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University in Environmental Engineering with a minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity.  After returning to her home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Tatewin worked for Oglala Lakota College as the Environmental Lab Manager for the Lakota Institute for Science and Technology.  During this time, she began the graduate program at Oglala Lakota College in Lakota Leadership and Management.  Tatewin then went to law school and received her JD with a concentration in Human Rights Law from the University of Minnesota Law School.  She then returned home once again and completed her Masters of Arts degree in Lakota Leadership and Management from Oglala Lakota College prior to her appointment as the Oglala Sioux Tribe Attorney General in 2012. Tatewin completed her appointed term as Attorney General and now serves as the Graduate Studies Department Chair at Oglala Lakota College and Legal Consultant for the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation. 

    During her tenure as the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s Attorney General, Ms. Means advocated for, and prioritized, ending child sexual abuse on the reservation and across the state of South Dakota. She served on the State’s Jolene’s Law Task Force with the expressed goal to eradicate child sexual abuse in South Dakota. Additionally, Ms. Means prioritized reducing recidivism rates of American Indians in Tribal, State and Federal systems in South Dakota through the transformation of the criminal justice system’s approach to substance abuse addiction. Ms. Means also served on the State’s Juvenile Justice Reform Initiative’s Native American focus group aimed at reducing the disproportionate minority contact with American Indian youth in the State’s criminal justice system. Always an advocate for victim and children’s rights, Ms. Means has provided testimony on behalf of the Oglala Sioux Tribe numerous times at Tribal-Federal consultations in an effort to provide federal partners with accurate data and innovative suggestions for an improved collaborative relationship.      

    Meeting Sponsor:

    A special thank you to the September meeting sponsor, One Source. One Source enhances their clients’ success by providing reliable and compliant results driven by highly accountable team members delivering the TotalCheck® Experience.  Your people, our priority®