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LENNY HAYES

BOARD MEMBER

Lenny Hayes, MA, is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the northeast corner of South Dakota.  Lenny is also the owner and operator of Tate Topa Consulting, LLC and is currently in private practice specializing in Marriage & Family Therapy. He has extensive training in mental and chemical health issues that impact the Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ and Native community. Lenny has traveled nationally and locally training and presenting on the issues that impact both the Two-Spirit/Native LGBTQ individual and community. These issues include the impact of Historical and Intergenerational Trauma on this population, violence of all forms, child welfare issues, the impact of sexual violence, human trafficking, and missing and murdered men and boys, which are topics that are rarely discussed. Lenny is the former Missing and Murdered Two-Spirit Project Assistant for Sovereign Bodies Institute. Lenny is also a 2020 graduate of the Human Trafficking Leadership Academy Cohort 5. Lenny is a member of various boards and advisory committees nationally.

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