Travis Jansen serves in the Rosebud Sioux Tribe’s Legislative Affairs Office where he monitors state and federal legislation impacting Indian tribes, engages in advocacy efforts, and acts as a liaison between the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and county, state, and federal governments.
Born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation located in South Central South Dakota, Jansen enjoyed a childhood experiencing the natural wonders of the Great Plains on the family ranch. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Management from Sinte Gleska University, and in 2014 earned a paralegal certificate from George Mason University. He will complete his Master’s of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law in May 2016. As a tribal advocate working on the ground in Indian Country, Travis is committed to relevant and effective tribal data and evidence based policies that support the economic, social, and cultural development of tribal nations.