Ruth Buffalo
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Ruth Buffalo

Democrat

ND State House District 27

North Dakota

Addresses

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Capitol
State Capitol, 600 East Boulevard
Bismarck, ND. 58505-0360
Fargo District Office
Post Office Box 9763
Fargo, ND. 58106-9763
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Ruth Buffalo

ND State House District 27
Summary
Experience
3
Years of Experience
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Ruth Anna Buffalo is an American politician serving as a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives from the 27th District, serving from December 1, 2018. She is the first Native American Democratic woman elected to the North Dakota Legislature.

Experience

Education

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Harvard University
Certified Leadership, Organizing, and Action
2017
North Dakota State University
MPH Public Health
2014 - 2016
University of Kansas Medical Center
Attended Public Health
2011 - 2013
University of Mary
MA Management
2004 - 2005
University of Mary
MBA Business Administration
2004 - 2005
Si Tanka University
Bachelors Criminal Justice
2000 - 2002

Past Positions

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Representative
North Dakota State House of Representatives
2018 - Current
Special Projects Coordinator
First Nations Women's Alliance
2018 - Current
Outreach and Communications Coordinator
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
2017
Outreach Director
Honor the Health
2017
Consultant
Three Affiliated Tribes: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation
2015
Practicum Student
North Dakota Department of Health
2015
Owner
RBZ Barbershop
2014 - Current
Intern
Kansas State Legislature
2014
Program Administrator
Three Affiliated Tribes: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Summer Youth Employment Program
2011 - 2014
Strengthening Lifestyles Director
United Tribes Technical College
2004 - 2011

Other Experience

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Co-Advisor
Native American Student Association, North Dakota State University
2018 - Current
Member
Fargo Native American Commission
2016 - 2018
Member
Planned Parenthhood, North Dakota Advisory Committee
2016 - 2018
Chair
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition
2017 - Current
Member
Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Tribal Outreach Task Force Committee
2017 - Current
Member
North Dakota Women's Network, Ready to Run Committee Member
2017
Member
North Dakota Women's Network, We Rise Committee
2016 - 2017
Member
National Congress of American Indians
2016 - Current
Member
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition, Legislative Affairs Committee
2016 - Current
Member
National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development
2016
Indian Education Tutor
Fargo Public Schools
2015 - Current
Member
Native Research Network
2015 - Current
Member
Center for Technology and Business
2015 - Current
Member
Junior League of Fargo Moorhead
2015 - Current
Alumni
Center for Technology and Business, Women's Leadership Program
2015
Member
North Dakota Public Health Association
2014 - Current
Basketball Coach
Young Men's Christian Association of Topeka
2011 - 2013
Tai Chi Instructor
Haskell Indian Nations University
2012
Alumni
Tri College New Womens Leadership Institute
2011
Basketball Coach
Missouri Valley Family Young Men's Christian Association
2009 - 2011
Member
National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
Former Member
Joint Judiciary Committee, North Dakota State House of Representatives
Former Member
Committee on Committees, North Dakota State House of Representatives