Wayne L. Ducheneaux, II

Wayne L. Ducheneaux, II
Outgoing Executive Director
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe

Wayne is a former elected Tribal leader who’s committed to strengthening Tribal sovereignty and Indigenous leadership. He enjoys guiding Native Governance Center’s work, building relationships across sectors, and envisioning transformative futures for Native nations. Wayne values integrity, humility, and good conversations. He brings a deep and real-life understanding of Native nations’ needs, opportunities, and challenges to his work, thanks to his previous experience serving in a variety of roles for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Native people know best what they need to thrive, and Wayne dedicates every day to helping Native nations acquire skills, training, and resources to support their citizens. Wayne lives by words of wisdom from community organizer Malcolm Chapman: “No one of us is smarter than all of us.”

3 Things to Know About Me

  • I am most proud of my family: I love my wife and our kids!
  • The coffee pot is always on (virtual or in person).
  • I am an avid gamer and love games of all types - from chess to cards to the latest video game.

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  • Information on my departure