Salazar, EchoHawk and Football All-American Rhodes Scholar Myron Rolle to Announce Innovative Health Program for Indian Schools:
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary for Bureau of Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk will join football All-American and Rhodes Scholar Myron L. Rolle to announce an innovative health program for Indian schools.
The Myron L. Rolle Foundation was founded by Rolle, a 2008-09 All-American safety at Florida State University and Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, who designed and implemented the health program last year for American Indian fifth-graders at a charter school in Okeechobee, Florida.
Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education funds and operates 184 schools across the country, on 64 reservations in 23 states and serves 48,000 students. The goal of the bureau is to educate the “whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual.
Who: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk
Foundation President Myron L Rolle
What: Announcement of an innovative health program for Indian schools
When: 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Where: South Penthouse, Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20240