LLTC Trustees Elected, Banks Appears in Movie

Aug 15th, 2009 | By | Category: 21-1: Celebrating Tribal College Journal's 20th Anniversary, Tribal College News

LLTC BOARD. Members of the Board of Trustees are (front row, from left): Bonnie Rock, Shari Bebeau, Dr. Priscilla Day, Gary Charwood, and Dennis Banks. Back row: Bernice Pemberton, Jerry Morgan, and Student Senate Representative Mike Fairbanks. Photo by Mark Lewer

On April 25, 2009, the Board of Trustees of Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC, Cass Lake, MN) welcomed two new members and elected new officers. Gary Charwood and Dr. Priscilla Day, both enrolled members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, were sworn in by Leech Lake Chairman Arthur “Archie” LaRose. Charwood is the program manager for Leech Lake’s Youth Division, and Day is a professor in the University of Minnesota- Duluth’s Department of Social Work.

Day was elected to a 2-year term as board chairperson. Bonnie Rock, Gary Charwood, and Bernice Pemberton will serve as vice chair, treasurer, and secretary, respectively.

Also in April, Georgina Lightning presented an on-campus screening of the feature film “Older Than America,” which includes Leech Lake Tribal College Board of Trustees member Dennis Banks as an actor in the film. The movie is a suspense thriller set in a northern Minnesota town located on the outskirts of an American Indian reservation. The film has won over 16 awards and was produced by Indigenous people. It addresses historical trauma in Indigenous communities.

For information on Leech Lake Tribal College, contact Kyle Erickson, director of advancement at (218) 335-4286.

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