Rae Peppers

Board Director

Rae Peppers holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Information Systems, an M.S. in Communications and Information Processing, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Indigenous and Rural Health. Rae Served in the Montana State Legislature as House District 41 Representative for 8 years between 2013 to 2020 and is planning to run for Senate District 21 Senate in 2024. While serving Rae  passed bills addressing Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons in Montana, including the first piece of legislation to address MMIP in Montana and the United States. She also passed 3 bills to support veterans in the state of Montana, an economic development bill, and a bill to increase pay for Tribal Historical Preservation staff when required by state to investigate Indigenous matters. Rae has years of experience working for Chief Dull Knife College, the Crow Tribe, Lame Deer School, and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. She has owned and operated a construction company with her husband for 20 years. Currently Rae is the Finance Manager for the Northern Cheyenne Development Corporation.

Rae has also volunteered to Create the Crow Tribe Veteran’s Park and managed various construction projects at the request of the Tribal Chairman. She participated in the fight to enforce the Community Reinvestment Act, resulting in putting a First Interstate Bank on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, hired an Attorney pro bono to assist with defending Native kids accused of hazing in Colstrip Schools, Led the fight against the closing of school borders to Reservation children, and worked with a private transportation company to transport children back and forth to Colstrip schools. When she is not working, volunteering, or serving in the Montana Legislature, Rae and her husband operate a haying and Cattle operation on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation where they’ve been hands on in all aspects of the business for 30 years – feeding, calving, running equipment, and caring for the sick. They also raise horses for ranch and trail riding purposes.