Rutgers GSE CMSI

Margaret Ross

Anpetu waste. Lakotiya Wahcasawin emaciyapi, eyas wasicu iya Margaret Ross emaciyapi. Oglala oyate, Sicangu oyate, Isante oyate hematanhan eyas Pahin Sinte el wati. Iyokpiya wacinyankapi eyas iyuha cante wasteya nape ciyuzapi. (Good day. My Lakota name is Prairie Rose (Red Flower) and my American name is Margaret Ross. I am a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, but also have lineage to Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and the Santee Tribes in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota. I live in Porcupine, SD. I am glad to meet you and shake your hand with a good heart.)

Margaret has spent her whole life learning and views herself as a lifelong learner. She has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in History, with a minor in American Indian Studies from Black Hills State University. She went on to receive her Master's degree in Lakota Leadership from Oglala Lakota College and is currently working on her doctorate in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She has spent 20 years in education and is currently an Assistant Professor at Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Margaret expresses that she is very thankful for the opportunity to be a 2020 Elevate Fellow.