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Native American Program

6037 Robinson Hall, Room 206
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-2110
Fax: 603-646-9168
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Kapi`olani Laronal, Director


Ms. Laronal is a co- founder of the Pacific Islander Outreach Network for Equal Education Representation (PIONEER) at the University of Washington's Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, brings several years of research experience supporting indigenous communities as well as successful grant-writing experience. She earned her MA in Higher Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and her BA in Sociology from the University of Washington, Seattle. Kapiolani joins us from Northwest Indian College (NWIC), where she works on behalf of the Nisqually tribe. At NWIC she is responsible for all administrative functions of the campus, one-on-one student advising, instructional and educational support for faculty. She is also responsible for teaching courses, facilities management, student leadership development, and crisis response.

 Joseph Cadoret, Administrative Assistant

  Joe has spent his life in New England and a good portion of it in his hometown of Middlebury, Vermont. Uncertain about the direction in which his life was meant to go, he attended college (in Vermont) studying architectural design and music for a while and then settled down in Middlebury to work for many years at the local food co-op. He grew to become passionate about food issues through his exposure to the people he encountered there and ultimately joined the Board of Directors to help shape the future of the co-op. Several years later, he followed his sweetheart to the Upper Valley and continued his work serving the community by helping to support OPAL and the Native American students at Dartmouth College.

Special Projects

Native American Peer Advisors

Justin Carrier

Justin Carrier  My name is Justin Carrier. I am from Ballston L​ake, NY. I am an economics major with a minor in Anthropology. My interests are mostly based around the outdoors and include fishing, hiking and snowboarding. On campus, I am involved in Bait and Bullet (the DOC hunting and fishing club) and a member of Phi Delta Alpha fraternity. ​I have a love for traveling and have been to about 35 states and 14 countries and hope to keep visiting more. I am a dog person.​

Vivian Rendleman

  Vivien Rendleman is a '16 Cherokee from Warrenton, Virginia (a super rural part of the state). She's an English major and tentatively an Education minor, which makes sense because teaching high school English has always been her dream job. Vivien has been a vegetarian for three years and just decided to go vegan this term, so hit her up if you have any tips on being vegan at Dartmouth! As a NAPA, Vivien wants to help '17 Naddies not make the same mistakes that she did her freshman year. For instance, she started as a premed at Dartmouth only because she watched every episode of House the summer before freshman year. This did not end well for her freshman fall GPA. Vivien can't wait to meet all of you, hopefully at this Friday's Baking and Bonding!

Wahiakatste Diome-Deer


A member of the class of 2016, studying Pre-Med with a major in Psychology and a minor in French. Part of the Mohawk Nation from Kahnawake (near Montreal, QC) where she has seven brothers and two extremely cute dogs (Shiba Inus). On campus, she is part Dartmouth Cancer Scholars, she is a Native American Peer Advisor, and part of the Management and Leadership Development Program at Rocky. She enjoys running and the outdoors, as well as activities with her sisters of Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Bazille Owen-Reese

Bazille Owen-Reese  Bazille Owen-Reese hails from the beautiful city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, and a junior at Dartmouth College. She is majoring in Native American Studies and is involved in all things "Native" at Dartmouth. She loves dancing and participates in a dance group on campus! One thing she learned the hard way her freshman year, is that talking to professors is essential to academic performance. Speak up early and often, especially if problems arise.


Last Updated: 5/13/14