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Patina Park

Patina Park is executive director at the Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center, a 30-year-old nonprofit dedicated to providing culturally-appropriate holistic programming to heal, preserve and strengthen Native American women and their families. She is Cheyenne River Sioux and an adult-adoptee. Patina has enjoyed working throughout Indian Country and with state and county government agencies nationwide, training on topics including Federal Indian Law, working with Native Communities, historical trauma, and poverty and the impact on families. Patina is also co-author of Best Outcomes for Indian Children, Child Welfare Volume 91(3)(2012). Patina lives in Wisconsin with her husband, two kids, three cats, and an easy-going dog. She is also fond of cake.