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Ron Volesky and Indian journalist, Frank King, to lead DWU discussion

Poverty, tribal management and South Dakota Native American policies are just a few of the topics up for discussion Tuesday during a special speaker session at Dakota Wesleyan University.

Frank King and Ron Volesky will be on campus at 11 a.m. and noon Tuesday in Java City to discuss these issues during a free and open session. Following each speaker, there will also be a question and answer portion. Guests may purchase lunch at Java City, within the McGovern Library, during the event.

King, probably best known for his column for Indian Country Today from 1995-2000, is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and CEO of National Native Media & Consulting. King is also the founder of The Native Voice and has published two magazines, "Native Americana" and "Native Voice Pow Wow/Rodeo."

Volesky was born in Bullhead, on the Standing Rock Reservation, and is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Harvard University in 1976 with a degree in government and international relations. He then earned a master's degree in journalism and mass communications in 1977 from South Dakota State University, and his law degree from the University of South Dakota in 1980.

Volesky is also a member of the South Dakota Law Review and served 16 years in the South Dakota State Legislature. Volesky began his own law firm in 1986 and is currently sole proprietor of Volesky Law Firm in Huron.

The event is sponsored by the DWU Student Activities Board.