Jones Gets Distinguished Person of Color Award

Nov 15th, 2006 | By | Category: 18-2: Traditional Wisdom Our Strength, Tribal College News

Dan Jones, Anishinaabe Language and American Indian Studies instructor at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College (FDLTCC, Cloquet, MN), received the 2006 Distinguished Person of Color of the Year Award from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Jones, a member of the Nicickousemenecaning First Nation from Ontario, Canada, has taught language courses at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College since 1997 and at UW-Superior since 2002. He received the award during a ceremony held last May.

The Office of Multicultural Affairs at UW-Superior presents the award annually to a person in the greater Duluth-Superior area who is connected to the university and who works diligently to enhance the lives of persons of color in the region.

Jones was recognized for his ongoing commitment to diversity and his cultural involvement with the campus community, the Native community, and to the Northland.

In addition to his college instruction duties, Jones has provided weekly language immersion sessions at the Fond du Lac Tribal Center for the past 5 years.

Previously, Jones has received the Outstanding American Indian Post Secondary Teacher of the Year Award on three occasions from the Minnesota Indian Education Association and was twice named Outstanding American Indian Post Secondary Counselor of the Year.

For more information about Dan Jones, see TCJ, Vol. 17, N.3, page 34.

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