Andrew Grey , Senior Tribal Chairman Sisseton-Wahepeton Sioux Tribe
December 06, 2000
Executive Director Mr. Lyle Rustad Diversity Foundation, Inc.
ATTN: Edward Lohnes, Board Chairman
Dear Mr. Rustad,
On behalf of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe on the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation I am herein submitting this letter of support for the Diversity Foundation, Inc. in their effort to provide educational material on Dakotah life prior to the settlement era.
We are in a time of rapid declination of our Dakotah language, customs and ceremonies, due in large part to the loss of tribal elders who were raised in homes and communities wherein they were raised and governed by the Dakotah way of life.
All efforts to preserve this incredible knowledge are appreciated and encouraged. Without it, our young people will not have direct access to the cultural patrimony that they need to cope and prosper in this day and age.
I encourage organizations and businesses to provide funding to the Diversity Foundation, Inc. for their worthwhile projects.
Should you have any questions regarding this letter feel free to contact me at the tribal offices, telephone number (605)698-3911, ext. 506.
Andrew J. Grey, Sr. Tribal Chairman Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe