Angela Russell grew up and lives on the Crow Indian Reservation in southeastern Montana. She holds a BA from the University of Montana, an MSW from Tulane University, and a JD from the University of Montana. She has had experience as a MT State Legislator; a Crow Tribal Legislator; a Crow Tribal Court Judge; and public, private and federal social work/community organizing. In the Crow extended family tradition, she has many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Angela works part-time as a private attorney in the Crow Tribal Court. She supports many organizations in the area of criminal justice and human rights. She serves as a district representative for the Crow Indian Allottees Association and is Vice-President of the Native American Indian Caucus of the American Baptist Churches, USA. She loves to travel, especially with family, and a few years ago took her granddaughter to Mongolia to visit the indigenous peoples there.