Denise Lajimodiere

Denise Lajimodiere
Tribal, Young Readers
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Denise K. Lajimodiere is an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. She spent 44 years as an educator, retiring as Associate Professor from the School of Education at North Dakota State University in Fargo. Lajimodiere co-founded the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and has published poetry, academic work, and a children’s book, Josie Dances. A traditional jingle dress dancer and Ojibwe birch bark biting artist, she lives on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

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