Megan Minoka Hill

What We Do: Megan Minoka Hill ’93

Megan Minoka Hill ’93 supports Indigenous nation building and self-determination throughout the United States and around the world.

“Before attending UWC-USA, my experience and knowledge was limited to American Indian nations in the U.S.,” she said. “Countless patio conversations and debates with my friends at UWC opened my eyes to both historical and contemporary Indigenous issues around the world. These experiences and the education I received at UWC has directly influenced and impacted my career.”

Since graduating from UWC-USA, Megan has gone on to work for an Indigenous governance think-tank at the Harvard Kennedy School known as the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

As director of the program, Megan is involved in a variety of activities from research to executive education to pro bono advisory services to the administration of Honoring Nations. Founded in 1998, the national awards program spotlights tribal government programs and initiatives that are especially effective in addressing critical concerns and challenges facing the more than 570 Indian nations and their citizens.

A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin tribe, Megan was born into a family of Native nation builders.

She graduated from the University of Chicago with a master’s in social sciences and received a bachelor’s in international affairs with an emphasis on Latin America and economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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