Cheryl Ann Angel , Sicangu Lakota – USA
Cheryl is a native leader and venerable (Sioux) Lakota Elder woman. She is a water guardian, and descends from the Sicangu tribe of South Dakota.

Mniwiconi (Lakota) – Water is Life
She supported Sacred Stone Camp, during the occupation of Standing Rock to stop the Dakota Access Pipe Line. She carried the message Stand with Standing RockDefend the Sacred and most important Mniwiconi, Water is Life.
Cheryl Angel has been traveling extensively over the past six years, connecting with indigenous and non-indigenous women and people living in sustainable communities. Mexico in particular has been a rich source of inspiration as she has
explored the best ways to take the Water Protector work to the next level. Those travels – and a sacred staff she was entrusted with – are what inspired the Sovereign Sisters Gathering that Cheryl has organised in the sacred and besieged Black Hills
of South Dakota. In Rapid City, she is the Matriarch of 9 young relatives. Her ‘tiwahe’ (family) is 9 fold.
Cheryl Angel has worked intensively to return lands back to the Indigenous People. Currently she is launching a national campaign to make the theft of the Black Hills a National Issue.