An enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and resident of the Cheyenne River Reservation, Peggy has served as a Speech Language Pathologist for the US Bureau of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Education for 30+ years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology, Psychology and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology.
She has served as a member of South Dakota Parent Connection, State Youth Dakota Task Force to establish benchmarks for Early Childhood, the Community Advisory Committee for the University of South Dakota/Center for Disabilities and co-authored published research on Cultural Relevancy of Language Assessments. She has also worked to establish, coordinate and provide assessments in collaboration with the University of SD/Center for Disabilities for the CR Developmental Clinic here on Cheyenne River.
Currently retired from the Bureau of Indian Education, she continues to provide limited oversight and technical assistance to the Cheyenne River Infant and Toddler Program, that she directed for many years, through a consultant contract with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.
Peggy has been a member of the Cheyenne River Youth Project board of directors for 30+ years.