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Chadron Native American Center

I would like to offer a heartfelt recommendation for Dr. Roberto Dansie. Dr. Dansie has been an invaluable support and catalyst for change within the Lakota community and an ongoing facilitator of growth and healing for a vulnerable population. He has served as a paid consultant/speaker for The Chadron Native American Center and has volunteered enumerable hours of community service, allowing us to keep programs such as our food bank open and lifting up the community through culturally appropriate spiritual guidance.
I have known Dr. Dansie for ten (10) years and have had the opportunity to learn from his vast knowledge and unprecedented experience. He has been intricately involved in helping to create plans with the Lakota community to address the many needs, including being a liaison with various partners across the nation that have built trust and respect with Dr. Dansie’s work. These system partners, because of their respect for Dr. Dansie, have offered resources and support to our community, bridging the resource gaps.
Though I have personally known Dr. Dansie as the owner of Cultural Wisdom, I have been privy to the many stories shared by the allies he has brought to Nebraska/South Dakota, including his background and experience as the Executive Director of Indian Health Clinics and F.Q.H.C.’s. In addition to the many stories of his keen ability to create pathways for success within diverse populations, his partners share their allegiance due to his connection to people, including those he has impacted within diverse ethnicities with traditional cultures.
Dr. Dansie is a strong leader, teacher, expert, speaker and has had a significant impact on my community. My recommendation for him is with utmost respect and bears the weight of knowledge that Dr. Dansie will positively impact any organization with which he interacts.

Joe Simmons
Chadron Native American Center, Executive Director


Roberto Dansie and Joe Simmons at Fort Robinson, Nebraska.

 On January 8, 1877, Crazy Horse fought his final battle against the United States Army before agreeing to come into Fort Robinson, Nebraska in May that same year. The battle is often known as Wolf Mountain. They are standing at the marker for Crazy Horse, the ancestor of Eugene “Joe” Simmons.