ECHO Culture & Change Symposium 2008

List of Speakers

  •      Loren Anderson (Sugpiaq; Alaska Native Heritage Center cultural educator)
  •      M. Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw & Choctaw; cultural educator & performer)
  •      Jerry Bread, PhD (Kiowa; former director Oklahoma University American Indian Institute, American Indian Teachers’ Corps, Mentorship Program for Minority Students & Foundations in Native American Education Graduate Program)
  •      William Demmert, EdD (Tlingit & Oglala Sioux; former professor @ Western Washington University, Bellingham; first US Ass’t. Deputy for Native Education, Office of Education, HEW; Alaska Commissioner of Education; researcher in Culture-Based Education; principal investigator, NWREL)
  •      Keller George (Oneida; Oneida Indian Nation diplomat; Chairman, Oneida Indian Nation Gaming Commission; President, United South & Eastern Tribes)
  •      Willard Sakiestewa Gilbert, EdD (Hopi; Professor, Northern Arizona University; President, National Indian Education Association)
  •      John Grimes (Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Anchorage; former ECHO Project Director, Peabody Essex Museum; former Chair, Executive Committee of the ECHO national collaborative; former White House appointee to the Board of the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe)
  •      Dalton Henry (Choctaw; Commissioner of Education, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians)
  •      Lee Hester, PhD (Choctaw; Director, American Indian Studies and Pan-American Indian Humanities Center, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha; Former President, Chair & Cultural Committee Chair of Oklahoma Choctaw Tribal Alliance)
  •      M.J. Longley, EdD (Iñupiaq; Former Chief Operating Officer, Cook Inlet Tribal Council; Former Director of Campus Diversity & Compliance, University of Alaska, Anchorage; entrepreneur)
  •      Spero Manson, PhD (Pembina Chippewa; Professor of Psychiatry & Director, American Indian & Alaska Native Programs, University of Colorado, Denver)
  •      Manulani Aluli Meyer, EdD (Native Hawaiian; Professor, University of Hawai’i, Hilo; Founding member Halau Wanana)
  •      Dan L. Monroe (Executive Director & CEO, Peabody Essex Museum)
  •      Pat Partnow, PhD (Vice President of Educational Programs, Alaska Native Heritage Center)
  •      Rona Rodenhurst (Cultural educator, Bishop Museum)
  •      Loriene Roy, PhD (Minnesota Chippewa; Professor, University of Texas, Austin; Immediate Past President, American Library Association)
  •      Madelyn Shaw (Chief Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum)
  •      Judge Rae Nell Vaughn (Choctaw; Chief Justice, Choctaw Tribal Supreme Court, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians)