Native American Congressional Internship

Meet our Interns

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Katherine N. McCleary, Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Yale University

Katherine N. McCleary is Little Shell Chippewa-Cree and grew up on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Her Apsáalooke (Crow) name is Baaapáaliksshitchish. She is part of the Ashkaamne clan and child of the Ashshitchite clan. Katherine is a rising senior at Yale University, studying the historical intersection of sex, gender, and race in healthcare during the early Crow reservation period. Through her involvement at the Yale Native American Cultural Center, she works to create a welcoming space for Native students and educate Yale about Native culture and law. After graduating, she plans to attend law school and advocate for health and education policies that positively impact Native communities.

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Katherine N. McCleary Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
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