OFFICIAL EXECUTIVE BOARD OF
CONSULTANTS AND ADVISERS
Consultant / Adviser ~ Chief Arvol Lookinghorse (Lakota)
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, the youngest ever. He is widely recognized as Thee chief and spiritual leader of all seven branches (Lakota, Dakota and Nakota) of the Lakota Sioux tribes.
Consultant/Adviser – Carrie Shuster
(Wow-yick-ma Nah-klee-um) Snake River Palouse/Yakima
Selected by matriarch Mary Jim to succeed her as tribal matriarch in 1997. Established tribal newspaper “Yakima Nation Review”, 1969-1970. Served as Editor and News Director for 2 1/2 years. Graduate of Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA, 1978 with an Associated Arts Degree. Graduated from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA with a B.A. Received Master’s degree in Education from Heritage University, Toppenish. Was recruited to be an Appellate Court Judge. Recruited to serve as Associate Judge for the Yakama Nation, hearing civil, criminal and probate matters as well as children’s court. Continue to serve as elder and Master Teacher of the Shahaptin language. I am very proud to be an alumna of the Riverside Indian High School, Anadarko, Oklahoma, class of 1968, the salutatorian of my class.
Consultant / Adviser ~ Juanita Whitebear (Apache)
Mother of five children, grandmother to 11 highly respected Elders, Lincoln Co. School District Indian Education and Curriculum Specialist—18 years. Former director of 501(c)3 Red Wind Foundation—10 years; former director of Oregon Native Youth Council after many years of service.
Consultant/Adviser ~ Wilma Cabanas (Muckleshoot)
President /adviser, Muckleshoot Indian College.
Consultant/Adviser ~ Jerry Peltier, MPA (Lakota)
Assistant Director Tribal Governance Lab 1, Evergreen State College.
Consultant/Adviser – Kenneth Tollefson, Ph.D.
Emeritus Anthropology Professor at Seattle Pacific University, where he has taught Anthropology since 1965; One of the founders of Sla’Hal Heritage Association; Devoted three decades of his life documenting the history and living culture of Duwamish people. Leading authority in Native American anthropology; Tollefson is Hiyash, the “foundation floor of the beaver house.” This name was given to him from the Raven Beaver Clan of Alaska. Began working in 1985 to guide the Snoqualmie through the federal recognition process and in October, 1999 Snoqualmie regained recognition