Please join Laura Waterman Wittstock on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 as she talks with Jay Bad Heart Bull, President and CEO of NACDI, the Native American Community Development Institute in Minneapolis. Jay is responsible for helping to create innovative strategies and solutions focused on supporting a vibrant future for American Indian people. NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities.
A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, Jay was raised throughout North and South Dakota and is a graduate of Oglala Lakota College, and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He has worked as a Lakota Language Instructor, Youth Worker, Food Shelf Manager, non-profit administrator, Vice President of Little Earth of United Tribes housing community and currently serves as the President/CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute.
Jay has made a priority of working with and for American Indian people throughout his career with an emphasis on promoting self-determination and progressive models of success.