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July 22, 2018

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September 20, 2016
Dear Eloise,
I am so sorry to hear of Vine's passing. He was a good friend and taught me many things about the Native American culture. We had many serious discussions and shared many of the fun times with students and staff at FIS. Vine was such a good person and helped so many students while at FIS and in his lifetime.
My sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Sandra Koester Elenkiwich
September 19, 2016
Chloe and I are in deep sorrow for the Drapeau family at this time. Vine was our cherished friend and counselor as he introduced both of us to the Native culture when we arrived at the Flandreau Indian School. We were so dumb and inexperienced, having arrived from the public schools, that we knew practically nothing about the way things worked in Indian country. Thank you, Mr. Vine Drapeau for making our fourteen year stay at FIS the best educational experience of our lifetime. We will never forget you.
September 18, 2016
Vine was a wonderful man. He took time to help me understand the culture and students at Flandreau Indian School. He always took time out to help students and staff. I appreciated his gentle approach and his wisdom. I was proud to know him. Rest peacefully, Vine.
September 18, 2016
My deepest sympathy & condolences go out to you K. K.. and to all of your family! My prayers are with you and am so sorry for your loss!!