The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe

Tribal Manager

Shana (Grassel) Harming is the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, Tribal Manager.


Shana is an enrolled member and grew up at Fort Hale. She attended Chamberlain High School. Then she attended South Dakota State University (SDSU) in Brookings where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology and Secondary Education. After she earned a Special Education Endorsement from Northern State University.  She then earned a Masters Degree in Counseling and Human Recourse Development with a specialization in Administration and Student Affairs.

She started her career as teacher, then became a child welfare specialist for the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 2004-2007. From 2007-2012  she was the Director of the High School Program at St. Joseph's Indian School.  Then in 2012, she went back to SDSU as a research coordinator in the College of Nursing. In 2016 she then became the Wokini Initiative/Tribal Relations Director for SDSU where she was until she came home in April 2021.

Shana Grassel-Harming, Tribal Manager


Trish Quilt, Administrative Assistant



Shana Harming

187 Oyate Circle

Lower Brule, South Dakota 57548

Phone (605) 473-5561--ext 45015