Who We Are
The Native American Community Board (NACB) was incorporated as a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization in 1985 by a concerned and well-informed group of Native Americans living on or near the Yankton Sioux Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC)--which provides direct services to Native women and families in South Dakota and advocates for Native women at the community, national, and international levels to protect our reproductive health and rights--is a project of the NACB (the NACB is the governing board). NAWHERC’s activities range from community education to preserve our culture, campaigns to end violence against Indigenous women, coalition building to fight for our reproductive justice, and environmental justice.
Since its founding in 1988, NAWHERC has become the leading pathfinder in the country in addressing Indigenous women’s reproductive health and justice issues while working to preserve and protect our culture. NACB and NAWHERC serve reservation-based Indigenous women at the local, national, and international levels.
Board of Directors
Dr. Mia Luluqusien
Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan)