Subject Matter Expert
Noorie Brantmeier Noorie Brantmeier
Research Consultant
Oweesta Corporation

Noorie Kelsey Brantmeier (Arapaho/Saponi) is an adjunct faculty member at Colorado State University in the Ethnic Studies Department and a PhD Student in the School of Education focusing on Research Methodology and Native Studies. Formerly, she was a Program Manager for Financial Education and Asset Building and a Research & Policy Associate at Oweesta Corporation. She is currently the Principal of Akala, Inc.

She has gained experience in regards to Native asset building initiatives on a national scale while coordinating youth financial education research initiatives; University based asset building efforts; as part of community-based Earned Income Tax Credit research projects; and through coordination and evaluation of asset convenings co-sponsored by the Center for Social Development at Washington University. Noorie has worked as an independent consultant working with Native organizations and communities in the areas of research, curriculum development, social work with Native families, and asset building. She previously worked as a consultant to First Nations Development Institute and the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center working on issues related to tribal governance and research in Native communities. She is also the former coordinator of the Native Financial Education Coalition (NFEC).

Noorie holds a bachelorís degree in social work from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a masterís degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis where she studied as a Kathryn M. Buder Scholar in American Indian Studies.