THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES 8 TO THE NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON INDIAN EDUCATION
The President announced today his intention to appoint the following individuals to the National Advisory Board on Indian Education:
JOSEPH ABEYTA of New Mexico is the Superintendent of the Santa Fe Indian School. AGNES CHAVIS of North Carolina formerly served as Chair of the North Carolina Consortium on Indian Education and has served as Chair of the American Indian/Alaska Native Caucus of the National Education Association. Ms. Chavis is a member of the Lumbi Tribe, which is recognized by the State of North Carolina. ROSEMARY ACKLEY CHRISTENSEN of Minnesota is a Curriculum Specialist with Ojibwe Mekana/American Indian Associates, Inc. She formerly served as the Director of Indian Education for the Minneapolis Public School system. MARK MARYBOY of Utah is a member of the San Juan County Commission and the Navajo National Budget and Finance Committee. ALETA PAISANO-SUAZO of New Mexico is the Coordinator of Student Services/Counseling for the Albuquerque Public School system. She was appointed by Governor King to the New Mexico State Commission on National and Community Service and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico Children's Trust Fund. JANINE PEASE-WINDY BOY of Montana is the President of Little Big Horn Community College. SCOTT RATLIFF of Wyoming is a counselor at Central Wyoming College. He formerly served six terms in the Wyoming legislature and as Coordinator of Indian Education at the Wyoming Department of Education. SHERRY RED OWL of South Dakota is the President of the Board of Directors of the Rosebud Sioux Education Society.
The National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) advises the Secretary of Education with respect to the evaluation of educational programs and applications for assistance under the Indian Education Act. NACIE also provides technical assistance to local and Indian educational agencies, institutions and organizations; submits nominees to the Secretary for the position of Director of the Office of Indian Education; and makes recommendations to the Secretary regarding the funding and improvement of Federal education programs.