History

American Indian Graduation was founded in 1986 by:

  • Roger Buffalohead
  • Sharon Romano
  • Gordon Regguinti
  • Bonnie Wallace
  • Lavon Lee
  • Jill Beaulieu-Wilke
  • Flo Wiger

2017 Program

2016 Program

2015 Program

2014 Program

2013 Program

2012 Program

2011 Program

2010 Program

2009 Program

2008 Program

2007 Graduation

Keynote Speaker: Tammy Swanson (Attorney)
Honored Educator: Mike Huerth
Master of Ceremonies: John Poupart

2006

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric Jolly (President of the Minnesota Science Museum)
Honored Educator:  W. Roger Buffalohead and Priscilla Buffalohead
Mistress of Ceremonies:  Joanne Whiterabbit

2005

Keynote Speaker:  Susan Power (Author)
Honored Educator:  Laura Waterman Wittstock (Migizi Communications)
Mistress of Ceremonies:  Joanne Whiterabbit

2004

Keynote Speaker:  Don Day (President of the Fond du Lac Community College)
Honored Educator:  Joseph Aitken (Minnesota Indian Scholarship Program)
Mistress of Ceremonies:  Joanne Whiterabbit

2003

Keynote Speaker:  D.J. “Eagle Bear” Vanas (Entertainer)
Honored Educator:  Jerry Dearly (St. Paul Public Schools)
Master of Ceremonies:  Joseph Aitken

2002

Keynote Speaker:  ??
Honored Educator:  Rick Greczyk (Minneapolis Public Schools)
Master of Ceremonies:  Joseph Aitken

2001

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Thomas Peacock (University of Minnesota, Duluth)
Honored Educator:  Margaret Sayers (Indian Upward Bound)
Master of Ceremonies:  Joseph Aitken

2000

Keynote Speaker:  Sharon Day
Honored Educator:  Steve Chapman (Minneapolis Community and Technical College)
Master of Ceremonies:  Lee Antell

1999

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Honored Educator:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1998

Keynote Speaker:  Winona LaDuke (Community Organizer, VP candidate)
Honored Educator:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1997

Keynote Speaker:  Linda Johnston (Leech Lake Tribal Council)
Special Award: Marlene Helgemo
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1996

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1995

Keynote Speaker:  David Beaulieu (Commissioner of Human Rights at the State of Minnesota)
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1994

Keynote Speaker:  Larry Aitken (President, Leech Lake Tribal College)
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1993

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1992

Keynote Speaker:  W. Roger Buffalohead (Cultural Studies, Institute of American Indian Arts)
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1991

Keynote Speaker:  John Redhorse (Dean, University of Minnesota, Duluth)
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1990

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1989

Keynote Speaker:  Wilma Mankiller
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1988

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1987

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

1986

Keynote Speaker:  Unknown
Master of Ceremonies:  Flo Wiger

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