Sandy White Hawk is a Sicangu Lakota adoptee from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. Sandy is the founder and Director of First Nations Repatriation Institute, which serves as a resource for adoptees, and to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners.
Sandy organizes Truth, Healing & Reconciliation Community Forums that bring together adoptees/fostered individuals and their families, and professionals. She has also initiated an ongoing support group for adoptees and birth relatives.
Sandy is an Indian child welfare consultant who received the Women in Wellbriety Dana Tiger Award for Creating Change in Nations and the Outstanding Native Women Award from the University of Minnesota. She was named one of the 50 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World and the “50 Most Influential and Cool People” of Madison, Wis.