Ruth is a public health professional and educator. She is a volunteer to several local, statewide and national boards which focus on improving the quality of life for all people. She has served on advisory councils focused on women’s health, women’s leadership and local food systems.
Her consultant and independent contract work has included; ACLU of ND, Honor the Earth, Sacred Pipe Resource Center, MHA Nation and First Nations Women’s Alliance. Ruth Buffalo is originally from Mandaree, North Dakota.
She currently resides in south Fargo with her husband and four children. Recently elected to serve the people of North Dakota as a Representative for District 27. She is also a citizen of the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation and descendant of the Chiricahua band of Apache. Ruth earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master degrees in Management, Business Administration and Public Health.