In 2020, the League of Women Voters will celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. On a national level, the League is dedicated to going forward in our next 100 years while looking through a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. With that in mind, we hope to gain insight into the struggles faced by Native Americans in our community with the goal of becoming more informed and responsive to a broader constituency as we do our work in the community.
Our speaker, Nell Eby is an enrolled member of the Assiniboine Nation, Fort Peck Tribes and is currently the Chair of the Native American Coalition, which is part of the Downtown Billings Alliance. Nell received her Masters Degree from MSU Billings in Public Relations. Vocational experience includes Federal Government with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service; Instructor at MSU Billings in Communications and Social Science and Cultural Studies; Public Speaker as a Cultural Consultant specific to Native American issues; Restorative Justice and Victim Service grants for Yellowstone County. Nell has spent the past 10 years working in recovery programs that serve Native Americans struggling with addictions.