Board & Financials

Board of Directors


Brett Shelton, President

Brett Lee Shelton is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a Staff Attorney at the Native American Rights Fund.  His work at NARF focuses on the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative, Boarding School Healing work, and Sacred Places protection. Brett has extensive experience representing and advising tribal governments, agencies, and enterprises in general governmental, health and human services, employment, natural resources, construction, and economic and business development matters, as well as contributing legal advice and litigation support for various private individuals, businesses, and development initiatives. He received his law degree from Stanford University, and a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas.  He is currently licensed to practice law in various courts including California, Colorado, South Dakota, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, as well as several United States courts.

Morris Brewer, Treasurer

Morris is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.  Morris is married and a father of two boys.  He has 40 plus years working with Community Health, and has been the Director of several Alcohol and Drug Treatment programs.  He has worked extensively with our Lakota coming out of prison due to alcohol and drug related crimes.  He is currently Employed with the Oglala Sioux Tribe's Vocational Rehabilitation program and owns his own business.  His experience and knowledge has been a great asset to Thunder Valley CDC.

Harold Compton, Secretary

Tatewin Means, Member

Amanada Carlow, Member

Amanda is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with double minors in Business Administration and Sociology from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Creighton University. Amanda has worked with youth across the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for over 15 years. Currently she works as a K-8 Certified School Counselor at Pine Ridge School and is an assistant coach for the high school cross country team. Amanda has three children (Riyen, Ashlan, and Kai’milla).

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