James Rattling Leaf, Sr.

Wolakota Lab, LLC

James Rattling Leaf, Sr., Principal at the Wolakota Lab, LLC, serves as a guide to organizations to work more effectively with Indigenous peoples for a more equitable world. He specializes in developing programs that utilize the interface between Indigenous Peoples’ Traditional Knowledge and Western Science. He has over 25 years experience serving as a cross cultural/broker resource to federal government, higher education institutions and non-profits to developing and maintaining positive on-going working relationships with federally and non-federally recognized Indian tribes, Tribal College and Universities, and Tribal Communities. He was born on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.