Thursday, April 16, 2015

2015 Honorary Leonard Peltier Scholarship Awarded

The Oglala Commemoration Committee is very pleased to announce the recipient of the Honorary Leonard Peltier Scholarship.  This year's winner is Lucien Little Whiteman, Kyle, SD.  CONGRATULATIONS!

After joining the Job Corp, Lucien received his GED within 60 days of the program.  He completed vocational training in diesel mechanics and earned a certificate on leadership skills for his trade.  After completing  the Job Corp program, he enrolled in the Oglala Lakota College to pursue his AAS in  Automotive Technology and a BA in Business. 

Lucien hopes to open a tire shop in the community.  Thus, helping one helps build the community.

Lucien, the Oglala Commemoration Committee and Leonard Peltier thank you for your support. 

Empowerment comes from education.

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