Staff and Board
Our Staff and Board of Directors are 91% Native American representing an array of personal experience with and national expertise about U.S. Indian Boarding Schools.
Board of Directors
Marlene Helgemo, Ho-Chunk Nation, President
Sandy White Hawk, Sicangu Lakota, 1st Vice Chair
Sarah Eagle Heart, Oglala Lakota Nation, 2nd Vice Chair
Vance Blackfox, Cherokee Nation, Secretary & Treasurer
Henry Cagey, Lummi Nation
Jacob Davis, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Jerilyn DeCoteau, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
James LaBelle, Sr., Port Graham Tribe of Inupiaq
Denise Lajimodiere, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
Previous Board Members
We are grateful to our previous Board Members for their service and commitment to Boarding School Healing. Thank you!
Patricia Whitefoot, Yakama Nation (2014-2017)
Chase Iron Eyes, Standing Rock (2015-2017)
Andrea Carmen, Yaqui Nation (2014-2016)
Elicia Goodsoldier, Dine/Spirit Lake Dakota (2015-2016)
Edna Brillion, Haida/Cree
Rosemary Gibbons, Mimbres Apache/ Chicana
Don Coyhis, Mohican
The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition is a membership organization comprised of over 80 Native and Non-Native members and organizations committed to boarding school healing.