EPA honors Oglala Sioux woman for tribal efforts
The Environmental Protection Agency has recognized a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

Bonny Sullivan started working for her tribe's Environmental Protection Program in 1996. She focused on cleaning up dozens of illegal dump sites on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

"Throughout her career, she has put her skills and knowledge to work for a better environment for the people of the Oglala Lakota Nation," Lawrence D. Grandison, director of the Office of Communication and Public Involvement in EPA's Region 8 office, said in a press release.

Sullivan received the Frank DeCouteau Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to environmental protection or advancement by tribal employees and tribal members. It is named in honor of Frank DeCouteau, who was a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.

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