Northwest people in the news


Karleen Wolfe, Sisseton Dakota Sioux/White Earth Chippewa, is the new director of Early Childhood Development at the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation in Seattle.

She oversees the foundation’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs. She has a teaching degree from Seattle University and a graduate degree in education from the University of Washington. She also teaches part-time at Seattle Central Community College in the Child and Family Studies program.

Attorney Patricia Paul, Inupiaq, was a guest speaker at the Seattle World Affairs Council meeting Nov. 17. She talked about American Indian/Alaska Native efforts and programs to protect cultural and natural resources.

Among the visitors was Dario Nardella, a member of the Florence, Italy, City Council and president of that city’s Commission for Education, Sport and Cultural Politics. Nardella’s visit was organized by the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program, the Institute of International Education and the Seattle World Affairs Council.

Richard Walker is a correspondent reporting from San Juan Island, Wash. Contact him at