Executive Director Begins Tour of Tribal Nations

NGC Executive Director Wayne Ducheneaux has begun a whirlwind tour that will see him visit the 23 tribes in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota between June 29th and August 11th prior to the Native Governance Center Launch Event August 15th and 16th at Mystic Lake Casino. Wayne says, “I feel it is important to continue the spirit of the work of the Bush Foundation by getting on the ground with tribes to try and assess where we can be of assistance in their missions improving governance.”

Ducheneaux has already had nation visits with the Lower Sioux Indian Community, Shakopee Mdewakaton Sioux Community and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Senior Advisor Jaime Pinkham will participate in some of the visits along the route as well.

Here are the upcoming dates for the tour:

July 8th – Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
July 11th – Crow Creek Sioux Tribe
July 12th – Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
July 18th – Oglala Lakota Nation***
July 19th – Rosebud Sioux Tribe
July 20th – Yankton Sioux Tribe
July 21st – Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe
July 22nd – Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate
July 25th – MHA Nation
July 26th – Spirit Lake Sioux Community
July 27th – Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
August 2nd – Red Lake Nation
August 3rd – White Earth Nation***
August 4th – Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe ***
August 5th – Bois Forte Band of Chippewa***
August 8th – Grand Portage Band of Chippewa***
August 9th – Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa***
August 10th – Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe***
August 12th – Prairie Island Indian Community***

***denotes tentatively scheduled