Dean Chavers

Dean Chavers is director of Catching the Dream, former president of Bacone College, and initiated the Exemplary Programs in Indian Education (EPIE) movement. He has written over twenty books. In his capacity as director of Catching the Dream, Dr. Chavers has helped more than six hundred Native American students finish college.

  • A sepia-toned photo of Alcatraz shrouded in fog
    PHoto: Michal Venera  As one of the original Alcatraz activists in 1969, Dr. Dean Chavers credits the occupation for much of the subsequent sea change in federal Indian policy. The following is...

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