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NSU Student Donates Flag To Center For Tribal Studies


NSU student Randy Boucher donates a flag
from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe of
South Dakota to Center for Tribal Studies
Director Dr. Phyllis Fife and College of Liberal
Arts Dean Dr. Paul Westbrook.

TAHLEQUAH – Northeastern State University student Randy Boucher, of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe of South Dakota, donated his tribal flag to the NSU Center for Tribal Studies.

The flag, depicting the seven districts of the Sisseton-Wahpeton tribe, will hang with 20 other tribal flags during the annual Symposium on the American Indian, American Indian Graduation Convocation, and other special events throughout the year.

“The Center for Tribal Studies has a goal to collect tribal flags from all the tribes represented at NSU among students, staff and faculty,” said Dr. Phyllis Fife, director of the Center for Tribal Studies.

Boucher, a 2003 graduate of Sisseton-Wahpeton College with an Associates degree in Dakota Studies, is currently working towards a bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies at NSU. He served in the U.S. Navy and is a Vietnam veteran.

NSU has the highest enrollment of American Indian students among four-year public colleges across the nation.


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