THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release January 3, 2001
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAYNE G. FAWCETT TO SERVE AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD
OF TRUSTEES OF THE INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CULTURE
AND ARTS DEVELOPMENT
President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Jayne G.
Fawcett to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of
American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development. Mrs.
Fawcett was nominated on April 13, 2000.
Mrs. Jayne G. Fawcett, of Uncasville, Connecticut, currently serves as
the Mohegan Tribal Counselor and as the Mohegan Tribal Ambassador to the
United States. Previously, she spent 27 years as an educator, social
worker and Chairperson of the Montville Indian Parent Committee, which was
responsible for overseeing the Montville Indian Education Grant. Mrs.
Fawcett Co-Chaired the Ad-Hoc Capitol Theater and Fine Arts Commission in
Windham, Connecticut, and serves as a consultant for several universities
in the planning and implementation of Native American curricula. She
serves on the editorial board of the Mohegan?s newspaper, NI YA YO (The
Last Word) and is the co-author of ?Symbolic Motifs on Painted Baskets of
the Mohegan-Pequot? published in A Key to the Language of Woodsplint
Baskets. Mrs. Fawcett is the Treasurer and a Board Member of the United
South and Eastern Tribes, a member of the National Native American AIDS
Prevention Council, and serves as the Mohegan delegate to the National
Congress of American Indians. Additionally, she serves as an official
Tribal Spokesperson. Mrs. Fawcett was formerly the First Chair of the
Council of Elders/Constitutional Review Board. She is an accomplished
singer and organist and serves on the Board of Directors of the Native Sun
Mrs. Fawcett is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and
studied language arts for an additional year at Eastern Connecticut State
The Board of Trustees of the Institute of American Indian and Alaska
Native Culture and Arts Development is responsible for the direction of the
Institute of American Indian Arts. The mission of the Institute is to
promote the preservation and development of American Indian and Alaska
Native arts and culture through programs of education and outreach to
students, tribal communities and the public. The Institute is the only
educational institution in the world devoted solely to the study and
practice of the artistic and cultural traditions of all American Indians.