Some of the following are Dakota descendents who have agreed to serve on our Advisory team as consultants &/or as direct production personnel. The following list includes a partial list of these Advisors along with other Professional Production people that have agreed to and/or have already been assisting and collaborating with Diversity Foundation/Productions on the WP/Dakota Educational Documentary:
Darrell Lindquist:Enrolled member of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation, Ft. Totten, ND, 1987 graduate of Brown Institute specializing in Television and Commercial production. Skills include writing, cameraman, lighting, audio and editing. Darrell has worked with the Minneapolis Television Network, Alpha Video and Allied Vaughn.
Ed Lohnes:Chairman of Diversity Foundation; Descendent of Dakota Chief Waanatan and enrolled member of Spirit Lake Dakota Nation. (see DF Board of Directors Bio) :, Director of Indian Health and Education Services @ UND, former North Dakota state Indian affairs Commissioner, Coordinator of Diversity Foundation's Documentary and Education Committee, member of Spirit Lake Dakota Nation! Descendent of Dakota Chief Waanatan | DAKOTAH SPIRITUALITY: MY PERSPECTIVE | (see DF consultant Bio)
Dr. Bill McNeil:Member of Diversity Foundation board; Physcian @ Winona Community Hospital; Historian; enrolled at Ft. Peck Dakota Reservation, Montana; (see DF Board of Directors Bio)
Mayor Jerry Miller:Winona, Minnesota Mayor; Strong Supporter & Advocate of DF's Wapasha Prairie Educational Documentary and GE04's WP Homecoming and Gathering. (See DF Testimonial/Letter of support)
Mark Peterson:Director of Winona County Historical Society, Co-sponsor of DF's Wapasha Prairie Educational Documentary. (See DF Testimonial/Letter of support)
Ed RedOwl:Dakota Educator, Historian & Spiritual Leader, Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribal planner, grant writer/consultant. Descendent of Dakota Chief RedOwl (founder of Soldiers Lodge & UnderChief of Wapasha)
Larry Roof:Theatre Director/Producer; (MA Baylor University) Educator, Architect (Clemson University), Artist & Inventor, Co-Founder & Director of NC School for Autistic & Special Needs Persons, (DF Consultant/Advisor)
Dan Satorius: (Abdo & Abdo) Entertainment Attorney for DF contracts, Social Activist
Louis Schoen:MN Council of Churches, Dir. of Anti-Racism Council (Ret), Educator, DF Consultant & Grant Writer, (see DF Consultant Bio)
Mike Selvage:Dakota Educator, Writer and Historian; former SWST Council member, current SWST Gaming Commissioner, Descendent of Dakota Chief Waanatan.
Eric Sorensen:City Manager of Winona, Minnesota; Sponsor and Strong Advocate of DF's GE04's Wapasha Prairie/Dakota Homecoming & Gathering and Wapasha Prairie Educational Documentary. (pre-European/Native American history of Winona)
Rodney Steiner: Chief Wapasha direct descendent & family historian, Independent businessman, Born and enrolled member of Santee Sioux Reservation. (Nebraska) DF Elder Advisor & 2002 "Bridging the Gap" Recipient!
Dr. John Taborn:Twin City Psychologist and founder of J. Taborn & Associates, (Ret.) Professor @ University of Minnesota; DF board of Directors & Diversity Consultant & Educator; (see DF Board of Directors Bio)
Scott Thompson:DF Scriptwriter; TV & Film Director and Producer; current Director/Coordinator of Trempealeau County Community Television; has won several Wisconsin Public Broadcasting Awards for Excellence.
Ernest and Vernell Wabasha (Hereditary Chief Wabasha VII)Lower Sioux Reservation; Morton, Minn.; Direct descendents of Chiefs' Wapasha I, II & III (focus of our Wapasha Prairie Educational Documentary) Diversity Foundation Advisors! (see DF Website's Dakota Chiefs & 2001 BTG award)
Leonard Wabasha (Wabasha VIII)Direct descendent of Wapasha Chiefs! Dakota Language & Cultural Educator, enrolled @ Lower Sioux Reservation; Diversity Foundation & Wapasha Prairie Educational Documentary Consultant & Advisor! 20 year computer specialist @ Honeywell Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.
Travis Zimmerman:Diversity Foundation. board member; Director of Community Education @ Amer Indian OIC, (see DF board of Dir. Bio)