Educator | Activist | Member of Newe Nation
Sarah Sunshine Manning is bringing a message on the importance and history of place to TEDxBrookings.
She is a member the Newe’ indigenous nation, otherwise known as the Shoshone and Paiute tribes, of the Great Basin of present-day Nevada, and of the high plateaus and valleys of southern Idaho. Manning grew up on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation, which straddles the border of Idaho and Nevada. She is also a proud descendent of the Chippewa and Cree Tribes of Rocky Boy, Montana.
Sarah contributes her passion and energy to the world as a mother, a daughter, an aunt to many nieces and nephews, as a sister, a friend, and professionally, as a social science educator, a writer, and as a social justice activist. She is an award-winning columnist and contributing writer at Indian Country Today Media Network, writing on issues ranging from education, culture, environmentalism, tribal rights, social justice, arts, and entertainment. Manning is also a staff writer for non-profit organization, Embrace Race.