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Dr. Shane Martin

Dr. Shane Martin is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) Tribe. He lives in Belcourt, N.D. and works at the local high school, Turtle Mountain Community High School on the TMBCI reservation. Dr. Martin received his Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of North Dakota.

Dr. Martin’s professional interests include helping children become successful citizens. He does this with leadership and mentoring and serves as a volunteer. He enjoys helping the local community grow through infrastructure and programming.

His areas of expertise are in community development and youth programming. He has assisted in many endeavors across the reservation in construction and programming and he feels that is his biggest asset.

Dr. Martin professional memberships and involvements include but are not limited to a current member of the Tribal Health Board, North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Tribal Research Review Board, Turtle Mountain Middle School Parent Action Committee, Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Center Board-President, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Association, Department of Public Instruction Certified Administrator and Educator, and was a past Board Member of the North Dakota High School Athletic Association.

Past Research: Exploring The Impact and Benefits of a Health Education Program at Turtle Mountain National Institute of Health and Turtle Mountain Community College-"National Youth Sports Program" diabetes prevention research initiative

Past Presentations: Aberdeen Area Youth Wellness Champion presentation in Aberdeen Glazier Sports Presentation in Minneapolis Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Summit NDHSAA Presentation on Native American Sport Programs and Capacity Building