Sherry Salway Black

Director of the Partnership for Tribal Governance at the National Congress of American Indians

Sherry Salway Black is the director of the Partnership for Tribal Governance at the National Congress of American Indians. She is the former senior vice president of First Nations Development Institute, a Native-led nonprofit organization that works to improve the economic condition of Native Americans through business development and financial literacy.

Ms. Black recently served on the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, which assists the American people in understanding financial matters and making informed financial decisions. She currently serves on the boards of the Hitachi Foundation and the Johnson Scholarship Foundation. She chairs the First Peoples Fund.

Ms. Black also serves on the board of the National Indian Child Welfare Association, the advisory committee for the National Congress of American Indians’ Policy Research Center, the board of governors for the Honoring Excellence in the Governance of Tribal Nations program at Harvard University and an advisory committee for the Indian Land Capital Company.

Ms. Black is a member of the Oglala Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge, S.D. She earned her B.S. from East Stroudsburg University and her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business.

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