​​"​To improve the quality of life for all Tribal Members, through culturally competent, custom-fit research"

Dr. Denise Lajimodiere
Dr. Denise Lajimodiere is an enrolled Citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt, North Dakota. She has been involved in education for 37 years as an Elementary teacher and Principal, earning her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees from University of North Dakota. Dr. Lajimodiere currently works as an assistant professor in the Educational Leadership program, North Dakota State University, Fargo. She is the current President of the National Native America Board School Healing Coalition (N-NABS-HC). Denise is also a traditional Jingle Dress dancer; poet – Dragonfly Dance, Michigan State University Press, and a Birch Bark Biting artist