Oaye Luta Okolakiciye
Leon Leader Charge is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Rosebud, S.D. and, also a part of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Pine Ridge, S.D. Leon holds a Bachelor of Science in Addiction Counseling and Prevention from the University of South Dakota, with an emphasis in treatment and prevention continuum. Leon has an interest in helping tribal communities, expanding culturally appropriate evidence based best practices, expanding tribal research, history, Lakota & all Native American culture, tribal law and treaty, formation of federal/tribal policy, suicide prevention, healing from trauma, and the betterment of all tribal nations and communities. Recently Leon successfully completed a graduate policy internship at S.D. US Senator Mike Rounds office and recently worked as an Access Advisor for SD Jump Start, SD Board of Regents, a program that focuses on Native American college recruitment and retention at South Dakota’s public post-secondary regental institutions. Currently Leon is attending graduate school at the University of South Dakota and works fulltime for the Office of Legislative Affairs, at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.