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Meet Beau

Vice Chair

Beau Medicine Crow

Beau Medicine Crow is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nations and is a child of the Water Buster, one of a few clans left with the Hidatsa. Beau’s Indian name is, Mah-eeshu-icagish, translated, “Lone Eagle.” The tribe is located and encompasses the upper Missouri River/Lake Sakakawea area of northwestern North Dakota. On his mother’s side of the family, Beau is a descendant of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California whose lands are present day Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the surrounding valleys. Beau belongs to a California band of Washoe, known as Hung A-lel-ti.

Mr. Medicine Crow has worked with various Indian tribes, state agencies, and grassroots organizations for the benefit of Indian peoples. He is a former tribal councilman and NCAI delegate for one term of office from 2002 to 2006. He has worked with native American children and families, the formerly incarcerated, and incarcerated youth. His passion is working with people in their recovery process and working with the unhoused population. Beau will be celebrating 28 years of marriage to the love of his life, Rhonda Medicine Crow. Together they raised 4 beautiful children, who are doing similar work, working with native people.

Beau Medicine Crow earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, with a Minor in Native American Studies from California State University Sacramento. Beau Medicine Crow is currently in the MSW application process and plans on furthering his work in Indian Country. Beau is a current registered member of CCAPP – California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals, sits on a an NASW - National Association of Social Workers Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drugs Committee, and is also a member of NICWA – National Indian Child Welfare Association.