Nicole Donaghy

Nicole Montclair-Donaghy

Inyan Woslata (Standing Rock Nation), North Dakota

Executive Director, North Dakota Native Vote

Nicole Montclair-Donaghy (Kampeska Cinkila Win) is a Hunkpapa Lakota from the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, she is also a descendant from the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nations, and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Nicole earned her education from United Tribes Technical College in Business Administration. During her time at UTTC she served 2 terms on the Student Senate and worked with her peers for equal funding for Tribal Colleges and Universities.

In 2014, Nicole joined Dakota Resource Council an organization of the Western Organization of Resource Councils network as a field organizer working on oil and gas issues in the Bakken.

In October 2018, Nicole joined North Dakota Native Vote to boost on voter education and voter engagement in response to the US Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the voter identification law that disproportionately affects tribal people in North Dakota. The law directly impacts tribes and rural based people that utilize post office boxes as their only way of receiving mail.

Nicole is the Executive Director of North Dakota Native Vote and lives in rural Bismarck with her husband John, their three children, their two dogs, and one cat.

I come from an extracted State, where oil, gas, and coal are more valuable than earth, air, water, and human life. I want to be a part of building a clean energy future in our region, so that our relatives may live.