Mary LaGarde – White Earth Nation
Executive Director
(612) 879-1750

Mostafa Zahedi
(612) 879-1707

Morgan Thompson – Mille Lacs Band
Executive Assistant
(612) 879-1706

Linda Harris
Development/Evaluation Coordinator
(763) 670-7512

Chuck Stately – Red Lake Nation
Maintenance Engineer
(612) 879-1756

Ginew/Golden Eagle

Julie Green – White Earth Nation
Program Director
(612) 879-1765

Yeeleng “G” Vue
Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
(612) 879-1772

Angela Richards
Case Manager/ Youth Activities Coordinator
(612) 879-1780

Congregate Dining

Provided by Presbyterian Homes & Services

Senior Transportation

Ken Danielson – Fond du Lac
(612) 879-1747

Native Fitness & Nutrition

Colette Lawrence – Leech Lake
Native Elders FAN Coordinator
(612) 879-1703

Native Culture Language Arts Network

Cheryl Secola – Bois Forte
Program Coordinator
(612) 879-1783

Miziway Desjarlait – Red Lake Nation
Program Assistant
(612) 879-1780

David “Memegwesi” Sutherland – Oji-Cree Band of Constance Lake First Nations
Program Assistant
(612) 879-1743

John Buehlmann – Yankton Sioux
Physical Activities Coordinator
(612) 879-1732

Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

Brian Joyce – White Earth Nation
Program Director
(612) 879-1770

Vicky Reyes – Leech Lake
Career Counselor
(612) 879-1727

Valerie LaFave – Red Lake Nation
Nutrition Coordinator
(612) 879-1722

Indian Child Welfare Act Program

Laura Newton – Lac Courte Orielles
Program Director
(612) 879-1714

Charleen Day-Castro – Bois Forte
Case Manager/ Bright Beginnings Supervisor
(612) 879-1786

Kelly Morgan – Red Lake Nation
Tribal Liaison
(612) 879-1725

Mikayla Maxwell
Tribal Liaison
(612) 879-1724

Renay Tolbert – White Earth Nation
Family Stability Advocate
(612) 879-1735

Maria Smith – White Earth Nation
Bright Beginnings Case Manager
(612) 879-1741

Jessy Beaulieu – Red Lake Nation
Bright Beginnings Case Manager
(612) 879-1705

Keegan Flaharty
ICWA Court Monitor
(612) 879-1742

Indigenous Women’s Life Net

Rachel LaRose – Fond du Lac
Program Coordinator/Case Manager
(612) 879-1746

Rebecca Jackson – Leech Lake
Advocate/Case Manager
(612) 879-1736


Two Rivers Art Gallery

Gatherings Cafe

Chef Benjamin Shendo
Café Manager
(612) 879-1753

Woodland Indian Crafts
Gift Shop

Charlie Stately – Red Lake Nation
(612) 874-7766

Board of Directors

Sam Olbekson – White Earth Nation
Principal, Director of Native American Design
Cuningham Group

Mark Erickson – Red Lake Nation/ White Earth Nation
Vice President
Cane Travel Instructor
Blind, Inc.

Gerald Auginash – Red Lake Nation
Cable Maintenance (retired)
Quest Communications

Dawn Paro – Leech Lake Ojibwe
Case Manager
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe

David Cournoyer – Rosebud Sioux
Board Member
Plain Depth Consulting

Dick Masur
Board Member
General Surgeon (retired)
Certified by the American Board of Surgery

Kit Fordham
Board Member
Executive Director
Bii Gii Wiin CDLF

Ex Officio Members

Representative Karen Clark
Minnesota State Representative

Frances Fairbanks – Red Lake
Retired Executive Director
Minneapolis American Indian Center