Sunday, April 25, 2010

2010 Leonard Peltier Scholarship Awarded

April 23, 2010

We are very pleased to announce that the 2010 Leonard Peltier Scholarship was awarded to Katherine Stover of Kyle, South Dakota. She is working on her Master's degree in Business Management with a minor in Accounting. Congratulations Kathy.

Running a business for 5 years, Kathy has high hopes that her education will help her business thrive. She has worked very hard to attain a 4.0 average, while working long hours and raising a family. Kathy is a single mother of 3.

"I have known Ms. Stover for 15 years and watched her grow from a wonderful young woman into a strong dynamic woman who is a remarkable role model for our youth. Our Native youth need role models that can inspire them and Kathy is one of those inspirations," said Karlene Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Native American Natural Foods.

The Oglala Commemoration would like to thank the Oglala Lakota College financial office, Ms. Billi Hornbeck and the whole crew for all the work they do selecting the best recipient for the Peltier Scholarship.

This scholarship was created to honor Leonard Peltier's vision of empowering the Oglala People to play an active part in defining the future direction of the tribe. ALL have the potential to raise above their circumstances and contribute to the preservation of the Lakota language, culture, and spiritual traditions through education.

The Oglala Commemoration Committee

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