Emma Eagle Heart-White
Emma Eagle Heart-White is Oglala Lakota from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota. She was raised by her grandmother and great grandmother in a home where Lakota language, culture, tradition and spirituality was intertwined with being an Episcopalian.
As a child, living in one of the most impoverished areas in the United States she witnessed the effects of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence within my own family and community.
Currently, she works as a Domestic Violence Advocate for the Oneida Nation Domestic Violence Program, working closely with victims, assisting them through the court process, individual counseling and group education.
She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling (MAC) degree with a Community emphasis from Lakeland College, a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Policy and Community Studies, and an Interdisciplinary degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
She serves as adjunct staff at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh teaching Domestic Violence classes to undergraduate students in the Human Leadership Services Program.