INDIAN TOWNSHIP – President Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key administration posts: Wayne Newell, Appointee for Member, National Advisory Council on Indian Education
Wayne Newell is a member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe located in eastern Maine and currently resides in Indian Township. Mr. Newellâ€™s career spans over 40 years in Native education. He has participated in various projects which include the publication of a tribal dictionary, creation of a tribal language writing system and training of Native people to participate in the education of their children. Mr. Newell is also a singer of Native music and a story teller for his community. He currently serves as Trustee for the University of Maine system and is a former member of NACIE under the Carter Administration. Mr. Newell holds a masterâ€™s degree in Education from Harvard University and is working toward a doctoral degree from Boston College.
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