Lorene (Booki) Miskwaagiizhigookwe Wielgot

is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe and resides in the North Reserve community with her three children, one of whom is a Waadookodaading graduate and another who is in first grade.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northland College, a legal assistant certificate from the University of […]

Kekek Jason Stark

LCO Tribal Council Liaison/Legal Council

Kekek Jason Stark is the Attorney General for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The mission of the Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General is to support, defend, and advance the interests of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe by providing quality legal services to tribal policy makers and tribal […]

Manidoo-noodin Jason Schlender

School Board Parent Representative

Niigaanakwad Mark Montano

School Board Community Representative

is an enrolled member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa where he was formerly Director of Tribal operations, a tribal council member and vice-chairman of the tribal council. Mark served as a co-chair on the BIA tribal interior budget council. He is currently the executive director of the Lac Courte Oreilles housing […]

Ombishkebines Chato Gonzalez

School Board Community Representative

has been working with Obizaan/Lee Staples a first language speaker from the Aazhoomog community in Minnesota since 2006 as an Ojibwe Language apprentice. Obizaan and Ombishkebines have co-published numerous newspaper articles, and in 2015 published their first book titled, Aanjikiing/Changing Worlds: An Anishinaabe Traditional Funeral. He is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles […]

Netaa-niimid Aamookwe Persia Erdrich

K-1st Grade Teacher/Educator Representative

(Turtle Mountain Chippewa) earned her undergraduate degree in American Indian Studies with a focus in Ojibwe Language from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Persia first began working in immersion as the Program Coordinator for Ojibwemotaadidaa Omaa Gidaakiiminang, an adult Ojibwe language immersion program. After visiting Waadookodaading in 2013, Persia began to strive towards becoming […]

Bebaamaashiikwe Lisa LaRonge

K-1st Grade Teacher/Educator Research and Development Representative

has taught the Ojibwe language since 1998 at middle school, elementary school and college levels and at Waadookodaading. Her dedication to the Ojibwe language is evidenced by her experience-creating curriculum at the college level, for preschool, elementary, and community adult classes. Lisa was one of Waadookodaading’s first teachers in the 2000 Kindergarten pilot program. She […]

Waawaakeyaash Keller Paap

2-3rd Grade Teacher/School Board Educator Representative

earned his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Minnesota and completed his elementary teacher training through the Graduate Teaching Licensure program at The College of Saint Scholastica. Currently, he is a Master of education candidate in elementary education at The College of Saint Scholastica and is enrolled in the Dual Language Immersion […]

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