A portrait of First Peoples Fund staff member Nathaniel Ruleaux (Oglala Lakota)


Nathaniel Ruleaux (he/him) is thrilled to be on the OLA team as a Program Manager. He is an award-winning artist and culture worker. A partner, father, and member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, his work combines modern art with traditional Indigenous imagery. He is a founding member of the Unceded Artist Collective. In addition to creating visual art, he is a classically trained actor and educator. He received his MFA in Theatre from the University of Houston’s School of Theatre and Dance after receiving a BA in Theatre Performance at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

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