THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JOANN JONES TO THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL ON INDIAN EDUCATION
President Clinton today announced his intention to appoint JoAnn Jones as a member of the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.
JoAnn Jones, of Wisconsin, is the Tribal Chair of the Wisconsin Winnebago Business Committee, the governing body of the Wisconsin Winnebago Nation, which has a membership of 4,800 lands in 16 counties throughout Wisconsin. As Tribal Chair, Ms. Jones is dedicated to protecting the sovereignty of the Winnebago Nation and promoting the general welfare and interests of her people. From 1987 to 1991, she was the Assistant Corporation Counsel for Sauk County. She represented Sauk County in civil matters and was a legal advisor to the County Board. Ms. Jones has been widely involved in tribal affairs and has been called upon to address the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and Interior Department Secretary Bruce Babbitt. Ms. Jones received a B.A. in 1982, an M.S. in Social Work in 1983 and a J.D. in 1987, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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.