Denise Lajimodiere

Denise Lajimodiere

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Ojibwe)

About

I am an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota.

I have been involved in education for forty-four years as an Elementary teacher, Principal, and professor, earning my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from University of North Dakota. I am currently a retired Associate Professor from the School of Education, Ed. Leadership program, North Dakota State University, Fargo. I am one of the founders of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition (N-NABS-HC). I am a poet – Dragonfly Dance; Thunderbird; Bitter Tears; His Feathers Were Chains; Children’s book author, Josie Dances, and academic book author, Stringing Rosaries: The History, The Unforgivable, The Healing of Northern Plains Boarding School Survivors. I am also a Jingle Dress dancer, Ojibwe Birch Bark Biting artist.

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