Cheryl Bird, Itancan Win (Chief Woman), is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Cheryl is deeply committed to advancing Native causes through her work in communications.
Cheryl began her career as a journalist in Washington, DC, covering national Native news from inside the Beltway. She has also served as a reporter, newspaper editor, and executive director of a media organization. Since transitioning to public relations, Cheryl has worked within tribal communities and for national Native organizations. With over ten years of experience in Indigenous communications, Cheryl brings a deep commitment to serving Indian Country in her work with Native Ways Federation.