Dave Archambault


David Leon Archambault, Sr. was born on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, a Hunkpapa or Sitting Bull flavored Lakota, and has received the Lakota name Itazipo Wakinyan /Thunder Bow.  He graduated high school from Red Cloud Indian School in 1966, Black Hills State University in 1976 in Education, and has a Masters in Education Administration from Penn State in 1984.

 Archambault has worked as educator, administrator, and consultant at Indian schools and Tribal Colleges thru out career, devoting significant energy toward the American Indian education problem and has been influenced by theorist and practitioners, Paulo Frierie (Oppression & Empowerment ), Maria Montessori ( Self-Directed Learning ), and Doug Thomas ( Projected Based Learning ).