Throwback Thursday: 2010 TEDNA Forum in Rapid City, SD

2010 Rapid City Forum Photo (00064635x9D7F5) 2010 Rapid City Forum (00064637x9D7F5)

From left to right:  Amy Bowers, Quinton Roman Nose, Donald Yu, Advisor USDOE, Keith Moore, BIE Director, Mary Jane Oatman-Wak Wak, Nez Perce-President Elect for NIEA,  David Beaulieu, longtime Indian Educator

From left to right:  Amy Bowers, NARF Attorney who worked with TEDNA, Patricia Whitefoot, Yakima, 2010 President of NIEA, Kevin Shendo, Jemez Pueblo TED Director, Denny Hurtado, the then Washington State Indian Education Director, Quinton Roman Nose

Native Sun News to host Mayoral Debate at OLC

Here, from Indianz. An excerpt:

RAPID CITY –– On June 2, 2015 Rapid City residents will be going to the polls to vote for the mayor of Rapid City. May 15 is the deadline to register to vote and begins the early voting period.Mayor Sam Kooiker and Candidate Steve Allender, have agreed to a Native Sun News mayoral debate and Oglala Lakota College has been chosen as the sight to host the event.

Starting at 10 a.m. on May 8 at the Oglala Lakota College campus in Rapid City located at 127 Knollwood Drive, both candidates will come together to discuss the issues concerning the Native American citizens living within the city limits.Among the topics to be debated include race relations, employment by City of Rapid City, history in working with Native Americans, Rapid City Police Department, addiction and recovery services, homeless needs, support of educational needs, city infrastructure, and other topics related to a healthy relationship with the Indian population.

Native Sun News has been covering city government and race relations in Rapid City. We will moderate the debate. If there is a concern or question you would like presented at the debate, please submit those for consideration.