LaRenda Morgan is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribes of
Oklahoma and is also part of the Otoe Missouria Tribe. She attended Carter Seminary Indian boarding school and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in Social Sciences and a Masters in Human Relations.
Since then Morgan has held a wide variety of offices within her tribe and Oklahoma state government, and is currently the Governmental Affairs Officer for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. She has also been involved in electoral politics on the local and national level, was Tribal Liaison for the Oklahoma Democratic Party, and a 2016 Democratic Candidate for Oklahoma House District 93.
LaRenda was also Oklahoma Campaign Co- Chair for Bernie Sanders in 2020. She regularly speaks on the topics of Intergenerational Trauma, Historical Trauma, Cultural Competency, Foster Care Recruitment, Indian Child Welfare Act Compliance, Barriers to Native Voting, Native Political Engagement, Native Voters, Tribal State Relations, Women in Gaming Empowerment Tools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Epidemic and Domestic Violence in Indian Country.
La Renda Morgan is a United Methodist
who also participates in traditional Cheyenne ceremonies. She is a proud Cheyenne descendant of “Shell Woman,” a survivor of the 1864 Sand Creek Massacre.