1/26/2011 First Person Radio


Elaine Salinas is an educator with over thirty-five years of experience in k-12 and adult education in public and alternative school settings. She is an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Band and was born and educated in Minnesota. She holds undergraduate degrees from Moorhead State University and a Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Salinas’ was Director of Programs at Heart of the Earth Survival School, Education Program Officer for the Urban Coalition, Director of Community Education for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and Upper Midwest Regional Steward for the Rural School and Community Trust and she has been President and Chief Professional Officer for MIGIZI Communications, Inc. since 2004

Joe Rice has been executive director of Center School in Minneapolis since 2001. Before that he taught high school in South Dakota for 17 years - at Little Wound High School on Pine Ridge and then Central High School in Rapid City. He serves as a member of the Minneapolis Urban Indian Directors and the Metropolitan Federation of Schools and is the chairperson of the group Phillips Indian Educators. He served on the United Way Investment Panel in 2003 and also lectures on Native American education and related issues. He graduated from Macalester College with a B.A. in History and earned a B.S. in Education secondary emphasis from Black Hills State University in Spearfish,South Dakota. http://www.centerschool.org/about.html
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January 26, 2011

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