Please click here to read the transcript of Heather Bruegl’s speech at Women’s March Michigan: Power to the Polls

Heather Bruegl, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is a graduate of Madonna University in Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in U.S. History. Inspired by a trip to Wounded Knee, South Dakota, a passion for Native American History was born. She has spoken for numerous groups including the Shawano County Historical Society, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. She has also spoken at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for Indigenous Peoples Day 2017. A curiosity of her own heritage lead her to Wisconsin, where she has researched the history of the Native American tribes in the area. Heather currently travels and speaks on Native American history, including policy and activism.