Christine McCleave LLC is your Native American consultant available for the following services:
speaking about healing historical trauma, consultation on Indigenous research, Indigenous evaluation, and JEDI training and workshops for allies. Let's talk!
For the past 10 years, Christine Diindiisi (Deen ‘DEE zee) McCleave has been working in Indian Country at the national level. Most recently as the CEO of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and prior to that as the Communications Officer at the Indian Land Tenure Foundation.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a Master’s degree in Leadership, Christine is now also a doctoral student pursuing her PhD in Indigenous Studies at University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her latest research will be focused on healing historical trauma with traditional plant medicines.
Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, she spent 10 years as an Operations Manager at an HR consulting firm in Minneapolis. She is an enrolled citizen of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Anishinaabe) and a proud mother of two.
As CEO, Christine accomplished the following in six years:
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Christine has dedicated her career to pursuing truth and healing for the Indigenous survivors of historical trauma at the hands of colonialism and settler-states. As a leader and an activist for Indigenous Rights advocating for truth, justice, and healing for the genocidal policy of U.S. Indian Boarding Schools she conducted her master's thesis on the spectrum of spiritual practices between traditional Native American spirituality and Christianity and the legacy of the boarding schools on spiritual activities and Indian Activism today.
She is one of the primary investigators for the “Child Removal in Native Communities: An Anonymous Survey” currently being conducted with the University of Minnesota, and has published several scholarly articles, including one titled, “The Catholic Church and U.S. Indian Boarding Schools: What Colonial Empire Has to do With God” in the Journal of the West.
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