2015 Winner: Ernest Weston, Jr.


Ernest Weston, Jr. is a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and grew up in the community of Porcupine. Ernest attended elementary school at Porcupine Day School, graduated high school from Red Cloud High School, and is currently studying Political Science and American Indian Studies at South Dakota State University where he is actively involved in student organizations and American Indian student affairs. In addition, Ernest was recently appointed to one of the American Indian Studies Association student representative positions and serves as president to one of SDSU’s two American Indian Student organizations.