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Contact: Mark Calamia, 507-825-5464
Pipestone National Monument News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2015
Contact: Mark Calamia email:e-mail us Phone: 507-825-5464 ext. 216
Pipestone National MonumentGuest Speaker Series
Pipestone National Monument announces the second presentation in this year's Guest Speaker Series at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Pipestone, Minnesota, on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Guest speaker, David Flammond, will present a lecture and slide show entitled "The History of the Flandreau Indian School: Past, Present, and Future". He will be presentinga power point of the history of the Flandreau Indian School in pictures and will follow with one or two short videos of life at the school present day.
The Flandreau Indian School (FIS) is 9-12th grade closed campus boarding high school, where operations are overseen by the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). The school is one of the184 schools managed by the BIE. The school is about 140 years old and is one of the last off the reservation boarding schools in existence. There are only four offreservation boarding schools in the United States. They are located in California, Oregon, Oklahoma, and South Dakota. The school currently enrolls 250-300 students that represent over 35 federally recognized tribal entities.
David Flammond is an enrolled member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, Enemy Swim District. In May 2006, he received an AA in Education with emphasis in Special Education from LCO, Ojibwa Community College. From South Dakota State University (SDSU) he earned a BS in Geography, a minor in Native American Studies and is certified to teach social studies content. David has also received certification as an advanced placement instructor in geography and is qualified as a teacher consultant in the area of social sciences. In 2009 David was appointed to serve on the South Dakota Geographic Alliance. In 2011 he earned a Master's Degree in cultural geography. He has also completed course work towards a second Master's Degree, in School Administration from SDSU.
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