Degrees and Certifications:
Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor Teacher
I am a Licensed Alcohol/Drug Counselor with the State of Minnesota. I received my training at the Hazelden Foundation and graduated in September, 1997. I am also a Licensed Teacher in Ojibwe Cultural Traditions and Language.
I have worked in our Native communities for the past 23 years. My experience includes halfway houses, in out-patient and in-patient treatment programs, Hennepin County Workhouse for Women, Native American Women's Recovery Groups, Shakopee Women's prison, and community programs such as Early Childhood Family Education.
In my free time, I enjoy sewing Native American traditional dance regalia, picking our cultural medicines, doing beadwork, and cooking.
I am a member of the Lake Superior Bank of Chippewa - Red Cliff, Wisconsin. I am the tenth child of eighteen children. I have ten sisters and seven brothers.
I am so very grateful for the chance to work with our families in St. Paul Public Schools. Our students deserve all we can do to help them become our future leaders.
As our wise elder Chief Sitting Bull states: "Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children".