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    Board of Directors and Corporation Officers

    Peter d'Errico, President
    Carmel Vivier, Vice-president
    David Cole, Treasurer
    Tara Prindle, Secretary and Graphics Manager
    Marc Becker, Hosted Sites Manager
    Shane Caraveo, Technical Manager

    NativeWeb People

    Marc Becker is NativeWeb's Manager of Hosted Sites. He teaches Latin American history at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. His academic research is on Indigenous movements in the South American country of Ecuador, and he is largely responsible for administering the materials on Latin American on NativeWeb. He has worked as an intern at the South and Meso American Indian Rights Center (SAIIC) in Oakland, California.

    Shane Caraveo is NativeWeb's Technical Manager. He started getting involved with NativeWeb in 1994/95 through his working on environmental and human rights issues, and started the Native Events Calendar. In 1997 he started taking a more active role in NativeWeb by rewriting the site to use databases to help better organize the volume of data on the site. Shane is Mexican with both european (Spanish, Italian, Polish, Swiss/German and more) and native american ancestry (Otomi, Tarahumara, Yaqui), and is not an enrolled member of any nation. He currently works as a private consultant designing database interfaces for web sites. Other projects Shane works on include PHP.

    Rich Carlson manages the NativeWeb News Digest. He grew up in Spokane and Seattle, and had varied experience in the publishing field before being hired by the Suquamish Tribe to recodify their code. For the past decade he's had the honor of serving as the tribe's Legislative Secretary, coordinating the development of tribal law, among other duties. Also a contract-indexer for software companies, Rich lives in the homeland of Chief Seattle, on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula along the eastern shores of Puget Sound. He's recently completed a book on the northwest's Indian treaties and wars, and surfs the Net nightly to feed his ravenous hunger for information, and to deliver a piping hot serving of news stories to the News Digest.

    David Cole is NativeWeb's Treasurer and Manager of the Resource Database and the Bookcenter. He was a webmaster at Syracuse University, and has been involved with NativeWeb since its beginning web days. He has taught college and alternative high school, and worked many years as technical editor and writer. He has been a political activist since the late 1960s, and founded an anti-war political theatre troupe in California. His first novel, Butterfly Lost, is about Hopi/Navajo conflicts, and his second, The Killing Maze is set in southern Arizona, partly on the Tohono O'odham reservation. He was born in Michigan, with Norwegian and French Canadian heritage.

    Peter d'Errico is NativeWeb's President and Funding Mananger. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1968 and immediately went to work with Dinebeiina Nahiilna Be Agaditahe (DNA), the Navajo Nation legal services program. He has been active for thirty years in American Indian legal issues, including hunting, fishing, and land rights and American Indian spiritual freedom in prison. In 1970, he helped create the Legal Studies faculty at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and has been teaching there since. The major focus of his teaching is indigenous peoples issues. He has been working with NativeWeb since its founding. He was born in West Virginia from an Italian father and a mother of mixed ancestry.

    Tara Prindle is NativeWeb's Secretary and Graphics Manager. She earned a BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from the University of Vermont in 1986 and a MA in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut in 1988. She has worked for many years doing archaeological work including field survey, illustration, restoration and replication of material culture for the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribes. Self described as Ethno-technologist and Craftsperson, she is interested in technology and arts unique to Native Americans in the Northeastern Woodlands. Her ongoing work includes web development and the creation of hands-on programs for local Native American organizations and other educational groups including the Nipmuc Indian Association of Connecticut. Tara was born and raised in Connecticut and has Scottish, English, German and Portuguese heritage.

    Joe Quigley manages NativeWeb's Alerts!! and also provides technical support. He is associated with several privately held and privately funded organizations. Joe is founder and chairman of the Knowledge Engineering Research Institute and president of Knowledge Base Systems. He is also chairman of The Human2Human Network and serves on the boards of the Lakota Language and Culture Center and the San Francisco Kateri Circle. Born in New York City, he is of Irish and Polish descent, or as he likes to say, his primary tribal affiliation is Celtic (Gaelic Irish). For most of his life, through marriage and adoption, he is related to Lakota (South Dakota) and Seneca (New York) peoples.

    Carmel Vivier is NativeWeb's Vice-President and Executive Director. She is a mixed blood non-status First Nations person from New Brunswick, Canada. She works with off-reserve and on-reserve native communities in Canada dealing with economic development, computer training and youth programs. She also works as freelance writer and has been a webmaster with NativeWeb Collective since 1995.

    Linda Wasson is a photographer and writer working on her graduate studies in science journalism. As Linda was born in West Texas, a daughter of parents who were born and raised during the Dustbowl and Great Depression years of the Great Plains, she is ever respective of her rural roots, with a BS degree in Animal Science from Colorado State University. However, when she was six her parents moved to Houston, Texas, and as a young woman Linda attended Texas Southern University, a traditionally African-American school. It was at TSU that Linda learned to explore the truth of her native heritage and culture, and with this legacy she tries to maintain a life worthy of her ancestors' struggle. Her writing ranges from warrior poetry contributed in "In Defense of Mumia," an anthology by various authors and poets for political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal, to an article regarding the use of BST for dairy farmers, published in S.A. Genus, a South African agriculture journal. Recently completed is a manual for small farmers entitled "So You Want to Farm!" in conjunction with Cooperative Extension Cornell University and Dutchess County, New York State. As a photographer she has been documenting social protest in the Northeast for several years, as well as rural photography, agriculture and the disappearance of farms. Linda is both Choctaw and Celtic, has one adult son, Jason, who is also part Comanche.

    Updated: June 9, 2008





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