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Dr. Giniwgiizhig

May 8, 2013

Giniwgiizhig, an enrolled member of White Earth Reservation and an Ojibwemowin language instructor at Bemidji State University, successfully defended his dissertation recently. He will receive his Ed. D in the field of Organization Leadership and Policy Development from the University of Minnesota. His cohort emphasis was leadership of two-year colleges and his dissertation title was An Analysis of Traditional Ojibwe Civil Chief Leadership. Giniwgiizhig interviewed hereditary Ojibwe Chiefs in Minnesota and northwestern Ontario while on his journey to achieve his higher educational goal. He expressed a love and passion for teaching the Ojibwe language and emphasized he also strongly believes in decolonization and Indigenizing education at all levels.