New president for Northwest Indian College

LUMMI, Wash. - April and May are big months for Northwest Indian College. Cheryl Crazy Bull, former vice president of Sinte Gleska University, will be inaugurated as president of Northwest Indian College on April 11.

The inauguration is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wex li em Community Building. Guests include the presidents of local community colleges and Western Washington University, and tribal leaders.

Crazy Bull is a member of the Sicangu Band of the Lakota Nation. She has degrees in education and business administration from South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota.

Crazy Bull was at Sinte Gleska University from 1981-95, worked as chief educational officer of a K-12 tribally chartered school from 1998-02, and worked as a consultant for the Sicangu Tribe from 1996-98.

She has also researched and written for the Tribal College Journal.

On May 17-18, the Northwest Indian College Foundation has its annual golf tournament to raise money for the college athletic department.

The tournament is at North Bellingham Golf Course. The $200 entry fee includes green fees, steak dinner, and a $60 donation to the foundation. For more information, call Vernell Lane at (360) 392-4211.

On May 19-22, the college and the Lummi Nation will co-host the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Spring Conference in the Best Western Lakeway Inn in Bellingham.

Other hosting tribes include the Nooksack, Upper Skagit, Swinomish and Tulalip tribes, according to Squol Quol, the Lummi Nation newspaper. Scheduled speakers include U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Bellingham; and Tex Hall, president of the National Congress of American Indians.

Larsen, Hall and other speakers will discuss education, gaming and legislative issues. For more information, call (503) 249-5770.