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White Hat appointed to academy board
10 April 2006

ROSEBUD - Leona White Hat (Rosebud Lakota) has been appointed as one of the first board members of the He Sapa Leadership Academy. White Hat is an English Tutor and Instructor in the United Tribes Technical College Academic Advancement Center.

      The Academy is in its developmental stages and will be a private Native American college preparatory school.áIt will serve students in grades eight through 12, and be located in the Black Hills.áIts mission is to develop the next generation of Native American leaders. Graduates will be expected to continue on to college and eventually return home to serve their communities.

      Others appointed to the board are Richard Chavolla, former Associate Dean of Yale College; Jack Davey (Rosebud Lakota), engineer, General Dynamics Corporation; Bill Mendoza (Oglala Lakota), instructor, Pine Ridge High School; and Ed Valandra (Rosebud Lakota), professor, University of California, Davis, CA.


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