Mark (whirlwind bear) Melter has been a supporter and advocate for the Lakota Oglala people since 2013. He was the co-founder of “The People’s House”. Mark initiated building development projects, clothing, food and school supply missions for the Porcupine District on the Pine Ridge reservation. Mark is a registered Lakota Oglala. His grandmother Bernice McGaa was born on Pine Ridge. He formed Mark Harrison Inc, a for-profit company, DBA Metropolis in 1994 to present and is currently serving as its President. In 2015 Mark and co-founder Bill Bremer launched LEAP Lakota Educational Advancement Program.
“I have come to realize we have a greater purpose in life and that is to serve those who are the disadvantaged”
“No one in the United States should be living in third world poverty”
Hopelessness, poverty and despair is a daily reality for Native Peoples on Pine Ridge Reservation!
“Secondary education for the children is the key to ending the cycle of poverty”
whamne omne mato
whirl wind bear