Joseph Brings Plenty

Jennifer Mines

Joseph J. Brings Plenty Sr. grew up most of his child hood on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation. He lived with his grandmother, Margaret Makes Room/Phillips in the community of Eagle Butte. Joseph has gone to the Middle School of Eagle Butte, as well as the High Schools of Eagle Butte, Little Wound located in Kyle and Red Cloud Indian School. Joseph lived most of his life on the reservation, with the exception of a short span when he attended the Kicking Horse Job Corps in Ronan Montana. He received his Associates of Arts Degree from NSU in General Studies in 2000. Joseph worked at Law Enforcement 1993-2002, Social Services 2002-2006, Tribal Chairman CRST 2006-2010, Schools Takini and Wounded Knee District School 2011-2013, CRST Law Enforcement 2013-Present. Since 2000 Joseph worked with the local boxing club, created the Wolves Den Boxing Club during this time. Since then Joseph has stayed consistent helping local youth with boxing as well as Lakota cultural understanding through his boxing program.