For many, the start of a new year sets new goals and intentions for the year ahead. Theresa Hinman is the Founder and President of the Coalition for the Betterment of Indian Education (C4BIE) and is setting her intensions on creating a better future for all children.
Theresa Hinman is Native American and a proud member of the Ponca Nation. As a direct descendant of two well-known leaders, Chief Standing Bear and Chief Red Leaf, she carries the torch of leadership toward a greater good for all people.
In addition to her full-time job, she is a guest columnist for The Daily Oklahoman. And a little over a year ago, she was asked to lend her voice to a cause benefitting native American children that will ultimately result in benefitting all children. Her role as President lends to her natural talents of leadership as well as her heart for helping children. This new coalition is a little over a year old and has already been instrumental in providing a voice for children across Oklahoma.
In our visit she shares what it was like growing up as a Native American in Tulsa, how the C4BIE program originated and what she hopes to achieve with her advocacy.