Mike Hotaine:Former Chief @ Sioux Valley Reserve, Dakota Historian & Cultural and Language teacher, Legendary International Powwow MC, (Diversity advisor & Dakota translator)
Reynold Howe:Historian and Educator w/ Crow Creek Dakota Nation Tribal Schools & California Public Schools (Ret); descendent of well known Dakota artist Oscar Howe.
Ron Johnson:Writer, Director and Sound with Frozen State Productions - Films with Bite." Enrolled @ Spirit Lake Dakota Reservation.
Vern Lambert:Director of Spirit Lake Social Services, Historian, Educator, Dakota Elder/Long Distance runner.
David Larsen:Historian, Dakota educator, Chief Wapasha direct descendent; former Tribal Chair. at Lower Sioux Reservation, Morton, MN (DF advisor)
Donald Laudner:(BIA retired), historian, enrolled @ Crow Creek Res, Ft. Thompson, SD, President of American Indian Veterans Assoc. (DF elder advisor)
Bud Lawrence:Co-founder (w/ Amos Owen, Dakota Spiritual Leader from Prairie Island) of annual ( 30+ years) Mankato Reconciliation & Education Powwow, (one of largest "off Rez" powwows in US) Mankato Businessman.
Dr. Elton Lawrence:Historian; former President of Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal College @ Agency Village, SD Descendent of Lorenzo Lawrence who was 1st Indian to become US Citizen & was sub-chief to Little Crow.
Chris Leath:Dakota historian and Spiritual leader @ Prairie Island Dakota Res; Language & Cultural teacher, (Diversity Foundation Advisor & Dakota Translator) descendent of Chief Red Wing and Chief Little Crow!
Ken Lohnes:Spirit Lake Casino Manager, past SL TERO Chair; Ft Totten Children & Daycare Council; Historian, descendent of Chief Waanatan, (DF Dakota advisor)
Larry Long:Songwriter, Int'l Recording Artist/Musician, Social activist, Educator, Founder of Community Celebration of Place, Director of Elder's Wisdom, Children's Song Project.
Virginia Mas:Dakota elder advisor, Cultural and language teacher; former SWST Council member; (DF Dakota Elder Advisor and Dakota Educator Translator)
Eva McKay:Native activist and educator @Sioux Valley Reserve; Indigenous Elder advisor to the Canadian Govt.