Carly Bad Heart Bull


Bad Heart Bull

Executive Director

Native Ways Federation


Carly Bad Heart Bull (Flandreau Santee) is Executive Director of Native Ways Federation, a national nonprofit founded by several of the most reputable Native-led nonprofits in the country. NWF’s mission is to activate and expand informed giving to nonprofits in Indian country through donor education and advocacy. She previously worked as a program officer at the Bush Foundation, Assistant County Attorney in MN, as well as a Dakota language teacher to young students. Carly serves on boards for organizations, including: Native Americans in Philanthropy, Dream of Wild Health and NACA Inspired Schools Network. In 2020, Carly was named a MN Attorney of the Year, for her work reclaiming the Dakota name of Minneapolis’ largest lake (formerly Lake Calhoun) to Bde Maka Ska. In 2019, she was selected by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation as a Community Leadership Network Fellow, a program for leaders across the country working to create transformational change toward a more equitable society for all.
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