Heartfelt Native Teachings & Learning

Wednesday, May 22nd – online at 6:30-8:00pm central time

Why did we choose the Ojibwe word for heart, Odayin, as our name twenty two years ago?  How do native teachings inform our values and camp culture today?  How can we each incorporate American Indian teachings into our lives and relationship with nature?

Join us in learning from Anjanette Parisien, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Belcourt, North Dakota) and current resident of Saint Paul, MN.  Anjanette is a formal and informal educator, whose focus is on increasing depth of understanding around American Indian history, language, and culture while promoting skill development in intercultural competence.

All are welcome! We look forward to learning along with our heart family and members of the community of all ages.  Can’t make it live?  Don’t worry, registered participants will receive resources from Anjanette and the link to watch the webinar after the event.  To help us plan, we appreciate you registering for this free event using the button below.

Participants present with us online on May 22nd will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card to Heart Berry, a Native business creating Native art in Northern Minnesota.  “The ‘Heart Berry’ or Ode’imin is strawberry in Ojibwe, these values are the driving force behind our brand and community work.  As a Native owned company, we thank you for supporting Inspired Natives, not Native Inspired, Heart Berry proudly brings traditional Ojibwe designs to you.”


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Anjanette Parisien specializes in designing, implementing, and facilitating professional learning opportunities. Her most recent specific focus has been on increasing depth of understanding around American Indian history, language, and culture while promoting skill development in intercultural competence. Additional areas of expertise include curriculum development, best and promising practices in education of and for American Indians, and Indigenous pedagogy, curriculum, and evaluation.

Anjanette Parisien has over twenty-five years experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion and has provided expert service as part of both urban and rural organizations that range in size and scope from small and culturally specific to large and culturally diverse, both in the public and private sectors. As a formal and informal educator, content-specific specialist, statewide STEM supervisor, program facilitator, and professional learning lead she brings authentic, accurate, responsive representation that is accessible and welcoming for all levels of learners.

Anjanette Parisien holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in American Indian Studies with a minor in Psychology, along with a Master of Science Degree in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Focus, from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks. She acquired her Teacher Licensing Credentials from Minot State University (Minot, ND) and currently holds valid professional teaching licenses in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota and is credentialed to teach various science courses and American Indian history, language and culture. Anjanette Parisien is also currently pursuing doctoral studies at Saint Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN) majoring in Higher Education Administration.

Anjanette Parisien enjoys time with her loved ones exploring the beauty of nature, reading, laughing, watching movies, creating memories, and crafting traditional American Indian clothing and accessories. Anjanette Parisien is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Belcourt, North Dakota) and currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota where she continues to serve communities and organizations that hold strong commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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