Gimiwan Dustin Burnette- Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
Gimiwan Dustin Burnette- Leech Lake Band of OjibweExecutive Director
Gimiwan is a former Ojibwe immersion teacher (grades k-5) at Niigaane and Waadookodaading. Gimiwan has been teaching since 2009, and has been assisting other Ojibwe immersion programs through curriculum/material development and staff development. He was a recipient of the 2021 Luce Indigenous Knowledge Fellowship, which has been a major contributor to the development of the Midwest Indigenous Immersion Network.

Gimiwan currently works with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, and for Rosetta Stone.

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Ogimaabinesiikwe Lisa Clemens
Ogimaabinesiikwe Lisa ClemensData Manager/ Administrative Assistant
Ogimaabinesiikwe is sturgeon clan from the Turtle Mountain Reservation. She grew up on the east side of St. Paul, Minnesota until her early teen years when her family moved to Hayward, Wisconsin where she continues to reside today. Ogimaabinesiikwe is a former Ojibwe immersion teacher at Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Immersion School. She is best known for her musical talents and was the Music Director at Waadookodaading for several years. She is also known as “Ojibwe Teacher Lisa” on social media and youtube. Ogimaabinesiikwe has almost twenty years of experience in education. She has been the assistant, the teacher, and the teacher trainer. She truly understands the importance of each role and is passionate about supporting all of them. She serves as the data manager and administrative assistant at Miin.
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