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Board of Directors

Dr. Thomas O'Connell, President
St. Paul, Minnesota

Bonnie Jean Flom, Treasurer
Northfield, Minnesota

Dr. Jan Hively, Secretary
West Yarmouth, MA

Harold Mezile
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Maria Milton
Laurel Hill, Florida

Thelma Nayquonabe
Lac Courte Oreilles, Wisconsin

Dr. Scott Peters
Ithaca, New York

Dr. Jack Shelton
Sterrett, Alabama

Connie Goldman
Hudson, Wisconsin

Hank Fridell, President
Custer, South Dakota


I had the most awesome musical experience of my life—when I heard the fourth grade children at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion school sing “Your Song” honoring our Elders! One of the elders was my son John. WHAT A SONG!

Thank You, Jack Tschida

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News & Events

Sonnesyn Elementary School will host an Elders’ Wisdom, Children’s Song celebration honoring three community elders in their gym on Thursday, February 5, 2015, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The entire American Roots Revue Five-City Legacy Summer Tour ensemble is reuniting to perform at the Dakota Jazz Club in downtown Minneapolis on September 14, 2014!

Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center will host a community celebration honoring Dr. Josie R Johnson on Friday, May 23, 2014. Students will be performing a song in honor of Dr. Josie R. Johnson entitled Listen To Each Other Now.