Ruth Buffalo was elected in 2018 to serve North Dakota as a Representative for District 27 in south Fargo. She is a public health professional, educator and volunteer for local, state and national boards focused on improving the quality of life for all people. Additionally, Buffalo has served on advisory councils focused on women’s health, women’s leadership and local food systems.She is the former Chair of the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and recipient of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40 leadership award. The Fargo Inforum newspaper named her among local leaders to watch in 2019. Her consultant and independent contract work has included: the ACLU of North Dakota, Honor the Earth, Sacred Pipe Resource Center, MHA Nation and First Nations Women’s Alliance. Her work includes research and advocacy, community capacity building and continued reconciliation efforts through education.Buffalo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Masters’ degrees in Management, Business Administration and Public Health. She is a descendant of the Chiricahua Apache and a citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara NationContact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Ruth Buffalo and other top speakers and celebrities.