Ruth H. Burns

Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota

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Ruth Burns (Hopkins), or Cankudutawin (Red Road Woman), is a Dakota/Lakota Sioux writer who was born on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. She resides in her ancestral homelands and is a biologist as well as the Chief Judge of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, where she is an enrolled member.

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