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Kenneth Wienski

Missouri Baptist University
Professor/Counseling

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O Fallon, MO 63366
United States

Years in Business:

 

9

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Seeking well qualified candidates and organizations to come alongside Lakota Light in a support, mentoring and coaching volunteer role. What: Those with a passion for Native American rights, human dignity, education, child advocacy, drug and substance abuse and prevention, environmental rights, humanitarian, and economic development and empowerment. Who: Groups, individuals, organizations, educational institutions, churches, board members who can energetically contribute to Lakota Light. Areas of Expertise Needed: 1. Early-stage organizations/start-ups 2. Financial oversight and accountability 3. Fundraising and Grant writing 4. Government 5. Investment management 6. Law, 501(c)3, Not for Profit (NFP), Tax Exemption, Articles of Inc. 7. Leadership skills/motivator 8. Marketing, public relations, social media, editor, writer 9. Human resources, policies, job descriptions, procedures 10. Strategic planning 11. Architect, design, engineer 12. LEED, Green building, Earth built, innovative 13. Community Planning, Community gardening 14. Real estate 15. Sociology, Understanding of community needs, 16. Research, survey, studies 17. Technology, web design and maintenance, social media

About My Business:

 

BACKGROUND: While Lakota Light is a new entity, the activities and effort has been ongoing for approximately 9 years. Lakota Light has been created to support the cultural traditions of the Lakota Sioux and assist in their mental, physical, and spiritual development while developing relationships that encourage self-sufficiency in shelter, food, and clothing. The Reservation (Rez) supported is the Pine Ridge Rez in South Dakota, home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux. Please see the following which are only a few of the statistics that demonstrate the need on the Rez for assistance: STATISTICS: * Life expectancy for men is 48, for women it is 52 * This Life expectancy is the lowest in the U.S. and 2nd lowest in the Western Hemisphere to only Haiti * Has 8x (times) the United States rate of diabetes * Has 5x (times) the United States rate of cervical cancer * They have twice the rate of heart disease * They have 8x (times) the U.S. rate of Tuberculosis * Alcoholism rate estimated as high as 80% * Unemployment is estimated at 80% or higher * At least 1 in 4 infants born with fetal alcohol syndrome /effects * Suicide rate more than twice the national rate (low estimate) * Teen suicide rate 4x (times) the national rate (low estimate) * Infant mortality is 3x (times) the national rate MY PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennethwienski/

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