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Tanya Grassel-Krietlow

South Dakota Network FAST Grant Manager

FAST Tribal Sexual Assault Initiative

Tanya Grassel-Krietlow is an enrolled member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribal Nation. She graduated high school in Chamberlain, South Dakota, went to University of Minnesota, Morris, graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology, and then attended graduate school at the University of South Dakota. Tanya’s son recently graduated from the Indian Police Academy. He is employed by the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe. Her husband, Kurt, is a real-life Daniel Boone who hunts and fishes as hard as he works. They are a family that cooks what we harvest and are equal parts outdoorsy, tree hugger, and river rat. Tanya has been privileged to have had a great deal of career paths from law enforcement to education to grants management. All have involved working with Native Americans and their families. She currently lives in Pierre, South Dakota, and is working with the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault as Program Manager for the FAST Tribal Sexual Assault Initiative.

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