2008 Udall Intern

April D. Youpee-Roll
Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation


April D. Youpee-Roll

April Youpee-Roll is a member of the Fort Peck Sioux Tribe. Born and raised on the reservation in Poplar, Montana, she is the youngest daughter of Florence Youpee and the granddaughter of William Youpee. April recently received her BA in sociology from Harvard College, where she researched topics ranging from Native American leadership in philanthropy, to tribal constitutions, NAGPRA, and Indian health care. She worked with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, the Harvard University Native American Program, and the Harvard Peabody Museum. In her home community, April has been involved with the Tribal Executive Board and Chairman’s Office, Fort Peck Community College, and the Fort Peck Tribal Courts. April plans to pursue degrees in law and public policy. Her primary interests include cooperative interagency and intergovernmental relationship-building and the formation of stable, culturally-competent tribal institutions. Her ultimate goal is to return home in service to her community.