Brenda Child

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Ojibwe historian and writer

Why Is Brenda Child Influential?

According to Wikipedia, Brenda J. Child is an Ojibwe historian and author. Biography Brenda J. Child is a citizen of the Red Lake band of Chippewa and a historian. She is Northrop Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Her scholarship focuses on American Indian history, including the legacy of American Indian Boarding Schools in the United States, the role of Ojibwe women in preserving culture, Indigenous education, social history, and the historical legacy of the jingle dress. She also published an award-winning children's book, Bowwow Powwow Bagosenjige-niimi’idim. She has served as president of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association from 2017-2018 and served on the board of trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian from 2013 to 2019.

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