Council of Elders

AISES' Council of Elders share their wisdom and guidance with AISES students and with the organization as a whole. The Council of Elders represents an integral aspect of the AISES philosophy of passing on knowledge to the next generation.

Mary Kahn

Phil Lane, Jr.
Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw

Stan and Cecelia Lucero
Laguna and Acoma Pueblo

Henrietta Mann, Ph.D.
Southern Cheyenne

Faith Spotted Eagle 
Ihanktonwan Band of the Dakota/Nakota/Lakota Nation of South Dakota

Bret and Antoinelle Benally Thompson 
White Earth Band of Ojibwe and Navajo

Dr. James May
United Keetowah Band

Council of Elders Emeriti 

Horace & Andrea Axtell
Nez Perce​ 

In Memorium

Eddie Box Sr.
Red Ute​ 

Franklin Kahn 

Phil Lane, Sr.  &   Bow Lane
Yankton Sioux       Chickasaw

Lee Piper, Ph.D.