Norma is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe in South Dakota. She is currently enjoying retirement and doing her beadwork during her free time. Her previous work experience was as a Social Service Intake staff person at St Augustine Center in Uptown Chicago for nearly 20 years. She worked at the American Indian Health Center of Chicago as an Addiction Counselor and was a volunteer 12 Step program coordinator for AA meetings. She has held a seat on the American Indian Center Board in past years as the Treasurer. She is happy to continue to serve the Chicago Native community.