THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES D. BAMBI KRAUS AS A MEMBER OF 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 D. Bambi Kraus to serve as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development.
Ms. D. Bambi Kraus, of Washington, D.C., currently serves as Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the President's Initiative on Race. Ms. Kraus has spent more than 14 years working on national Indian affairs. From 1996 to 1998, she was the Executive Director of Keepers of the Treasures: Cultural Council of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians, a non-profit organization devoted to cultural preservation for Native people. She has also worked for the National Indian Policy Center, the U.S. Department of Education's National Advisory Council on Indian Education, Peace Corps, and the Smithsonian Institution's National Anthropological Archives. She is a Tlingit Indian whose family is from Kake, Alaska. Ms. Kraus received a B.A. degree from Stanford University.
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.