Brandi Liberty is a Tribal Consultant who provides grant writing and technical assistance to tribal communities. Brandi graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a BA in History. She holds an MA from the Center of Indigenous Nations Studies at the University of Kansas, where her focus was in Tribal Human Resources. Brandi is an enrolled member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska and a descendant of the United Houma Nation in Southern Louisiana.
In 2016, her dear friend Michelle was diagnosed with cervical cancer for the second time. It was during that time that Brandi was made aware that the resources available to women diagnosed with cervical cancer were limited. Michelle, Brandi and other friends and family often had talks at her bedside during extended hospital stays of Michelle’s dreams to be able to help other women in her situation. Over time, we all realized that her dreams would become her legacy, and in her final months we promised Michelle that we would do everything we could to continue advocating for women with cervical cancer and bring awareness to every one of the risks and signs, as well as help those women find the resources they may need in during their battle. Brandi hopes to advocate not only in her local community, but in Indian Country as well.