American Indian Projects

Who We Are

Evie Campbell

Evie has special expertise in social work with American Indian communities. She comes to us most directly from her position as Program Coordinator of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Tribal Employment Program. In this capacity, she worked with all six Minnesota Chippewa member tribes. Her work with American Indian communities in various jobs dates back to 1991, and includes extensive grantwriting experience and ongoing advocacy for social justice.

Evie is a member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and is committed to a life-long process of learning about her culture, as well as to helping American Indian families. Evie ran for State Representative for District 4B in 1998 as a DFL endorsed candidate, and has also lobbied at the state level and in Congress for issues affecting American Indians.

John Day

John Day is the Program Director for American Indian Projects with responsibility for overseeing and managing AIP deliverables. In addition, he serves as a liaison to other department and campus activities. The AIP director works cooperatively with other AIP staff, department, and campus personnel and tribal partners on those activities that benefit the tribes and tribal people and the university. John is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe within the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. He has over 35 years of experience working and networking in Indian education, Health and Human Service areas. John has a Master's of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Priscilla Day

Priscilla is a full professor in the Department of Social Work where she has worked since 1993. She is the director for the Center for Regional and Tribal Child Welfare Studies. She helped create a new model of diversity training called "Learning Circles" that has been implemented in the Department of Social Work with much success. Priscilla is an Anishinaabe (Minnesota Chippewa Tribe) and an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She received her Doctorate of Education degree in 1999 from the University of Minnesota Leadership Academy and Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1991.

 

 

 


UMD Social Work Department

220 Bohannon Hall
1207 Ordean Court
Duluth, MN 55812

1 (888) 534-9734
(218) 726-7245

sw@d.umn.edu



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