Native American Cultural Celebration

Native American Cultural Celebration 2020

November 9 – November 13, 2020


Native American Cultural Celebration Keynote Speaker:  Sherry Salway Black

Thursday, November 12  |  6:00 pm

Sherry Salway Black, a smiling woman in a black top with beaded necklaceMrs. Black is Oglala Lakota and is originally from South Dakota. She has worked for more than 40 years in American Indian issues at the American Indian Policy Review Commission; Indian Health Service, First Nations Development Institute, and with the National Congress of American Indians. She was appointed by President Obama in 2011 to the President’s Advisory Committee on Financial Capability and in 2013 to the President’s Advisory Committee on Financial Capability for Young Americans. She currently serves as Board Vice President of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, Prosperity Now (formerly CFED), and as chairperson for First Peoples Fund. She serves as a Trustee for the Native American Agriculture Fund. She also serves on the board of trustees for the National Indian Child Welfare Association and advisory committee for the National Congress of American Indians’ Policy Research Center. She has also served on: the board of directors for the Hitachi Foundation; the board of governors for Honoring Excellence in the Governance of Tribal Nations (Honoring Nations) of the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development; and the board of directors for the Council on Foundations where she was the treasurer and a member of the Executive, Finance and Investment, Membership, and Governance Committees.  Register here for the Native American Cultural Celebration Keynote:  Sherry Salway Black.



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