Binesikwe Means

Binesikwe (pronounced bin-EE-shee-kway) Means was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe in Pine Ridge South Dakota. The name Binesikwe is from the Ojibwe language meaning “Thunderbird Woman.” (Binesi– means Thunderbird and –kwe means woman) Binesikwe has worked as a teaching artist with In Progress for six years in many schools and tribal communities. She currently works for MIGIZI as the New Media Team Lead for youth-led First Person Productions. In her spare time, she enjoys beading, running, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.



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