Cheyenne is an enrolled member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Her grandmother named her Eete, which translates to Fire. She is passionate about sustaining Indigenous culture, healing her community, and empowering future generations. She is the granddaughter of LaWanna Osceola and the daughter of Susan and Joe Kippenberger. Cheyenne holds an A.A. in Accounting and for the past three years has served as an ambassador representing her own tribe and Indian Country. She will be continuing her higher education by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in communications and plans to pursue a Master’s in public health so she can educate to empower Indian Country to improve public health and well-being in their communities.
Cheyenne is honored to be part of the CNAY team in her position as Communications Intern and hopes to help further the CNAY mission. Additionally, she is the founder and Co-Chairwoman of the “Healing The Circle In Our Tribal Communities,” a trauma-focused healing symposium and also serves as a Peer Guide for UNITY’s (United National Indian Tribal Youth) Healing Indigenous Lives Initiative program, which supports and enhances Native youth engagement with a focus on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention in Indian Country. Cheyenne strives for authenticity and to live a healthy life physically, mentally, and spiritually through prayer, self-care, and practicing her cultural ways of life. She takes pride in serving her people and envisions an unapologetically Indigenous future!