THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JEANNE GIVENS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT The President today announced his intent to nominate Jeanne Givens
to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
Jeanne Givens of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe and was the first Native American woman elected to the Idaho House of Representatives in 1984 and 1986. She was appointed by Idaho Governor John Evans to serve on the Idaho Humanities Council from 1980 to 1984. Since 1988, Ms. Givens has been a member of the Americans for Indian Opportunity Board, a national organization promoting the economic, educational and social advancement of Native Americans. She currently serves as a trustee of North Idaho College.
The Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development is responsible for the direction and control of the Institute of American Indian Arts. The mission of the Institute is to promote the preservation and development of American Indian and Alaska Native arts and culture through programs of education and outreach to students, tribal communities and the public. The Institute is the only educational institution in the world devoted solely to the study and practice of the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.