Winona Gayton, Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation
University of Arizona
Tribal Public Policy
Winona is a Law major with a minor in American Indian studies at the University of Arizona. She comes from the Standing Rock Nation but lives with her mother on the Tohono O'odham Nation. She plans to use her education to go to law school. Winona wants to help her people and Indian Country. She lived on Standing Rock during NoDAPL and saw how hard it was for her people. This marked the turning point in her life of wanting to become a lawyer. She enjoys talking Indian with her father and helping him with language revitalization efforts. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.