Belinda Aungie is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, located in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Ms. Aungie is a full blooded Lakota/Mnicoujou.
Ms. Aungie works for Cheyenne River Tribal Health as the tribe’s only Health Educator versus a population of 16,000 and has been working for the tribe for over eight years. Ms. Aungie graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree from SI Tanka University, and was accepted to Walden University for Master’s in Public Health in 2008, Ms. Aungie took some time off from the graduate program and changed her program from Master’s in Public Health to Master’s in Healthcare Administration in 2011.
Ms. Aungie is married and has six children, works full-time for the tribe and is also employeed part-time by Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board as a Co-investigator for the NARCH V supplemental HIV/AIDS Grant. Ms. Aungie graduated from the I.H.S. Injury Prevention Fellowship in 2006 and her project title was “Developing a Community Response to Methamphetamine at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe”. In 2007, Ms. Aungie also graduated from the Epidemiology Fellowship and her project title was “Tracking Methamphetamine Data”.
The Cheyenne River Coalition against Methamphetamine is coordinated and operated by Ms. Aungie and the Coalition has been operating since 2005.