jay thomas bad heart bull is a poet, artist and proud son of the Lakota Nation. He is also the president and CEO of the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) based in south Minneapolis where community engagement, organizing, arts, and development are the focus. jay has worked extensively in youth leadership, nonprofit administration, American Indian housing development, and community engagement/organizing. He is a charter member of the Frogtown Curling Club in St. Paul, MN. jay is a proud graduate of both the Oglala Lakota Tribal College and University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. He is enrolled in the mighty Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota and is also from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. He has called Minneapolis home since 2000.