Cheyenne Brady is an enrolled member of the Sac & Fox Nation and also represents the Cheyenne, Pawnee, Kiowa, Apache, Hidatsa, Arikara, Otoe and Tonkawa. Her Sac & Fox name is Sitoniquay (Light Rain), and her Cheyenne name is He’a’ma’mene’e (High Walking Woman). She is the proud mother of 2 sweet boys, Javian Holy Rope and Taivyn Holy Arrow. Her and her companion, Novi Runsabove, currently raise their family in her hometown of New Town, North Dakota. Cheyenne is the daughter of Jon “Poncho” and Rebecca “Tooky” Brady.
Cheyenne’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Public Health, with a specialization in American Indian Public Health, both from North Dakota State University. Currently, she is working towards a PhD in Indigenous Health at the University of North Dakota. Cheyenne has always intended to utilize her education to help the Native population.
Prior to CNAY, Cheyenne worked for her home community on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. She led drug and alcohol prevention efforts, was key in the creation of a first of its kind resource and recovery center and developed a summer youth program. Cheyenne also served as the Human Services Branch Director for the MHA Nation COVID-19 Task Force and led the MHA Nation’s 2020 Census Effort.
At CNAY, Cheyenne manages a portfolio of several grants and projects. She oversees the national Champions for Change program as well as the technical assistance programs in various tribal communities. Cheyenne manages CNAY’s Youth Advisory Board, the Remembering Our Sisters Fellowship, and the Indigenous Leadership Curriculum curation.
Cheyenne’s passion is to empower and work to better the lives of the younger generations while encouraging healthy lifestyles and Indigenous culture. She is honored to work with and on behalf of Native youth!