Dr. Denise Lajimodiere
Dr. Denise Lajimodiere is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Pembina Chippewa and an assistant professor in the School of Education, Educational Leadership, North Dakota State University, Fargo. She received her doctorate in educational leadership in 2006 from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She worked as an elementary instructor and elementary principal on the Turtle Mountain Reservation. She has been involved in education for over 34 years and is Chairperson of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition. She is a published poet, birch bark biter, (a traditional, painstaking technique that uses teeth to shape tree bark into artistic designs), a champion jingle dress dancer, a researcher, human rights advocate and proponent of the rights of women.