In celebration of
Native American Heritage Month 2017
a Tribal Government Education Session
was held on Thursday, November 9, 2017
Guest Speaker, Dawna Hare, a member of the Pawnee Business Council serving since May 2015, presented an informative session on the history of tribal education and government since European arrival. At Pawnee Nation she chairs the Human Resource Committee and serves as a member of the Enrollment and Property Committees. Dawna comes from a family of educators that view education as a life-long commitment. Dawna graduated has an associate degree from Haskell Indian Junior College (now Haskell Indian Nations University), a bachelor degree in personnel administration from the University of Kansas, and a master’s degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. In addition to serving as an elected official at Pawnee Nation, Dawna also serves as an adjunct instructor in American Indian Studies at Oklahoma State University and an advisor for the Native American Student Association.
Dawna lives in Pawnee with her husband Charles. They have three grown children Carly Hare, Electa Hare-Red Corn, and Danon Hare. They have four grandchildren Lottice, Atticus, Signey, and Tawali.