Sarah Eagle Heart, Oglala Lakota, is an accomplished and internationally experienced executive focused on education and advocacy on behalf of Indigenous Peoples as the CEO for Native Americans in Philanthropy since September 2015. Sarah utilizes storytelling to share her deep perspective on healing trauma from her experience as a teen activist raised on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and working with faith-based communities on cross sectional public policy initiatives with, and for, diverse communities internationally serving on the staff of the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church headquartered in New York, New York.
Ms. Eagle Heart has vast experience working at small nonprofit organizations and corporate tribal organizations, as well as large international non-governmental organizations. She has built upon her traditional cultural knowledge to understand the essential need for cross cultural communication, education, mutual respect, collaboration, partnership, community development and advocacy.
Sarah is the recipient of the 2017 American Express NGen Leadership Award. Learn more about Sarah.