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President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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Wayne Newell and Blanch Sockabasin performing at the Library of Congress Folk Life Center, Washington DC, September 2009, Wendy Newell Dyer photo

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. Newell’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 master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and is working toward a doctoral degree from Boston College.

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