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Trisha Rivers, BA (she/her)
Cāxšep gu wįga

Siouxland Project Director


Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Home Base: Sioux City, IA


My Story

Trisha Rivers (she/her) is an enrolled member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Trisha grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, but currently lives in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated in 2019 from University of Northern Iowa with her B.A. in Psychology and minor in Mental Health. Trisha was previously the Director of Operations and #MMIR Director for Great Plains Action Society, but moved into her new role as the Siouxland Project Director. She not only continues to advocate for #MMIR-centered issues, but thoroughly enjoys working on various issues within Indian country whether they are Indigenous-related or not. She currently serves on Sioux City's first Inclusive Committee as the Native Representative. She is the vice-chair for Community Action Agency and a contributing board member of the Native American Advisory Board for the Sioux City Police Department, The Warming Shelter, and Women AWARE. 

Trisha also enjoys media and filming. She has recently filmed the Ho-Chunk Renaissance's first language series through the Living Languages Grant. She is an advocate for Native rights and a powerhouse. Trisha was the recipient for Women AWARE's 2022 Young Women of Excellence award and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission's 2022 War Eagle Award for Human Rights. 

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