LeMoine LaPointe is a member of the Sicangu Lakota, the Titunwan division of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires). The living legacy of his indigenous people enlivens his more than 35 years of engagement-centered facilitation and leadership of youth at risk and adults in culturally-exclusive and multi-cultural settings, from geographically isolated tribal communities to ethnically diverse inner-city neighborhoods.
His infusion of indigenous culture and contemporary adventure-based practice in his consultant work restores the extraordinary in a field too often saturated with ordinary experiences. His integration of environmental, nature based, and wilderness centered experience offers a fresh approach to organizational and community engagement. He chairs the boards of the American Indian OIC and AIM Interpretive Center. He is a founding board member of the Tiwahe Foundation and Native Youth Alliance of Minnesota. Finally, he is member of the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis.
LeMoine has provided support on a number of initiatives in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, particularly where his wisdom and insight as an elder are particularly valuable.