OCTOBER 2021 – Graduate


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation
Pine Ridge, SD

Special Higher Education Program

University of Oklahoma
College of Law
Indigenous Peoples Law

Community Service

  • Middle School Girls Cheer Coach (2018-2019)
  • Middle School Track Coach Volunteer (2018-2019)
  • Substitute Teacher at various schools on the reservation (2016-2019)
  • Community Cleaning Volunteer
  • Oglala Lakota College-Pine Ridge Center’s Student Council Secretary (2019-2020)
  • Oglala Lakota College-Pine Ridge Center’s Student Council Vice President (2020-2021)
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe American Relief Plan Volunteer
  • Native American Lakota Language and Culture Educator

Short Bio

Charlie White Eagle was born and raised in the Oglala Sioux Tribe, but is enrolled in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She has received a B.A. degree in Lakota Studies with an emphasis in Indian Law from Oglala Lakota College in the spring of 2021. She also received two Associate of Arts degrees in Tribal Law and Lakota Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Legal Studies-Indigenous Peoples Law program at University of Oklahoma College of Law. She felt it was a great continuation with her education studies. She hopes to learn and gain more understanding of Indian Law once she finishes the program. Charlie’s goal is to work within all law systems and represent Native American people. This graduate’s degree will enhance her chances and give more opportunities within that career field. Her next education goal is a Juris Doctorate so she can actually practice the law once she has a better insight.

American Indian Graduate Center has empowered me to become a better student overall. Being awarded a scholarship to help with funding to my school means all my hard work has paid off. From the numerous assignments, several-page essays, late nights, long days with work/school/family, over studying, it didn’t go unnoticed. Becoming an AIGC scholar means a lot to me. It is a big accomplishment that I will cherish forever.