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The Beginnings of Sharing a Vision for Generations

Sharing a Vision for Generations was founded in 2003 by a group of Kansas City women who had been traveling to Pine Ridge Reservation since 1996, working with Lakota women to find a way to support their dreams. The organization came into being to provide scholarships to Native American Indian women attending Oglala Lakota College.  We were given our name by a Lakota Elder, Marie Randall.  The Iroquois Nation is credited with the saying, "In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation..."

In 2019, the Sharing a Vision for Generations Endowment Fund was established at Oglala Lakota College.

Thank you to all the volunteers and donors who supported SAV through the years.

Janine Joslin, President

Janine was one of the founding board members of SAV in 2003.  Her background includes an MA in Heritage Preservation, Director of Chieftains Museum, Director of the Kansas Preservation Alliance.  Before retiring in 2018, Janine ran a snack food company in Kansas City.


​Ana Royal, Secretary

Ana was born and raised in Germany and became aware of American Indians through her older brother who made bows and arrows, Indian-fashion, and taught her to use them.  After immigrating to the US, Ana enjoyed attending powwows and Indian art fairs and began to study American Indian tribes.  In 1998, she joined a groups of volunteers visiting Pine Ridge Reservation in SD.  She is a founding member of SAV.  


Ann Schultis 

Ann is a librarian at Park University, and has been interested in Indian education since she was an undergraduate at Cornell College.  She worked at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Texas at El Paso.  Ann joined the Board of Directors in 2006.  


Valerie Doran Bashaw

Valerie is a fabric artist currently living in a small Kansas town.  Valerie has been involved with SAV since 2009, and joined the board in 2012.   

Carol Getty, Treasurer

Dr. Carol Getty taught criminal justice at Park University for 14 yrs and retired in 2011 as Professor Emeritus.  Prior careers include serving as Regional Commissioner of the N Central Region of the US Parole Commission and as Chair of the Commission in DC.  Carol was one of the founding members of SAV.


     We want to thank our dedicated donors who have helped provide scholarships to students at OLC since 2003.  In the past the SAV volunteers solicited applications from students and chose the recipients based on several criteria, i.e: Life Goals, academic performance, work experience, and references.  Since Pine Ridge Reservation is one of the poorest reservations in the country, most students at OLC have a financial need.  
     Today, the Graduate Department evaluates the applicants and chooses the recipients.  SAV continues to donate to the
Endowment Fund as donations come in, building the Endowment Fund so that the Graduate students continue to have this funding available to them. 
Advisory Board
Terrill Petri, Kansas City, MO
Lou Ann Backer-Skeele, Buena Vista, CO
Vivian Rice, Colorado Springs, CO
Ruth Laughlin, Kansas City, MO
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