William Harjo LoneFight, Dr (1966 - d.)

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William Harjo LoneFight (b. 1966), author, president of Native American Services, languages and cultural activist

Dr. William Harjo LoneFight, (born 1966), is President and CEO of American Native Services, a consulting firm in Bismarck, North Dakota.


An alumnus of Dartmouth College, Oklahoma City University, and Stanford University, LoneFight has served on the Board of Directors of the American Indian College Fund, American Indian Higher Education Consortium, and The Jacobson Foundation among others. An enrolled citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma with Natchez descent,[1] Harjo was raised in a traditional Muscogee (Creek) Indian community. LoneFight wrote a book, Achieving the Healing Community: A Guide to Traditional Knowledge of Substance Abuse Prevention (1999), to help social workers develop new approaches to substance abuse prevention. He is an accomplished creative writer and was anthologized in the milestone "Returning the Gift" Anthology of Native American poets. He also developed a theory of culturally effective systemic reform in the disciplines of math, science, and technology to capitalize on students’ cultural backgrounds and enhance their learning process.

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