Charlie White Eagle

October 2021 – Graduate student
Charlie White Eagle – Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation
Pine Ridge, SD
Scholarship: Special Higher Education Program
School: University of Oklahoma, College of Law
Degree: Indigenous Peoples Law
GPA: 4.0

Community Service

  • Middle School Girls Cheer Coach (2018-2019)
  • Middle School Track Coach Volunteer (2018-2019)
  • Substitute Teacher at various schools on the reservation (2016-2019)
  • Community Cleaning Volunteer
  • Oglala Lakota College-Pine Ridge Center’s Student Council Secretary (2019-2020)
  • Oglala Lakota College-Pine Ridge Center’s Student Council Vice President (2020-2021)
  • Oglala Sioux Tribe American Relief Plan Volunteer
  • Native American Lakota Language and Culture Educator


Charlie White Eagle was born and raised in the Oglala Sioux Tribe, but is enrolled in the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. She has received a B.A. in Lakota Studies with an emphasis in Indian Law from Oglala Lakota College in the spring of 2021. She also received two Associate of Arts degrees in Tribal Law and Lakota Studies. She is currently enrolled in the Master of Legal Studies-Indigenous Peoples Law program at University of Oklahoma College of Law. She felt it was a great continuation of her educational studies. She hopes to learn and gain a better understanding of Indian Law once she finishes the program. Charlie’s goal is to work in law to represent Native American people. Her next education goal is a Juris Doctorate, so she can practice once she has better insight.

American Indian Graduate Center has empowered me to become a better student. Being awarded a scholarship means all my hard work has paid off. From the numerous assignments, several-page essays, late nights, long days with work/school/family, over studying, it did not go unnoticed. Becoming an AIGC scholar means a lot to me. It is a big accomplishment that I will cherish forever.

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