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Nancy Deere-Turney


Born in Bemidji, MN and raised in Okemah, OK Nancy is a senior at Oklahoma State University majoring in Political Science. She also has an AAS in Pre- Education and an AAS in Tribal Services. She has interned with The Department of Energy Indian Energy Policy and Programs, The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Senator Schatz’s office in Washington, D.C. Nancy is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and of Ojibwe descent. Nancy stays active in her tribe, community, and organizations nationwide that promote positive environments for Native Youth. She created an enrichment camp for her community that focused on culturally enriching individuals as well as using culture to combat social issues. Nancy enjoys spending time with family and friends, sewing, cooking, and participating in cultural activities. She plans to pursue a Masters in International Relations in order to promote positive relationships for her tribe, community, state, and country.

Updated May 2018