Dr. Rick St. Germaine, an education planner and projects specialist for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, will be the guest speaker at the summer meeting of the Sawyer County Historical Society at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, in the meeting room of the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward.
St. Germaine has a wealth of knowledge about the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, its history and its education system. He received his bachelor’s degree from UW-Eau Claire and his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Arizona State University. He is currently involved in developing a feasibility study for the Navajo Nation in transferring 66 Bureau of Indian Education schools to the Navajo Nation. This will be the design model for transfer of all BIE schools to their tribes.
The public is invited to the meeting. Refreshments will be served.