Amber Real Bird – Bends, is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, her Indian name is Iitchiwee Itchiish (Good Story Teller) given to her by her paternal grandmother Agnes Pretty Weasel. She is a member of the Bad War Deed Clan as well as a child of the Greasy Mouth Clan. Amber is married to Keene Bends and they have three wonderful children. They reside on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation on their family ranch.
She received an Associates of Science Degree from Miles Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. She has held several jobs both on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations with her background mainly in Accounting and Finance.
Not only is Amber excited to be part of the NIWRC team as a Logistics Coordinator, she is extremely excited to be part of an organization that is designed to enhance Native Women empowerment. She looks forward to helping the organization in any positive way that she can.