“Leora has been a bright light and inspiration to me before I even got to meet her. Her desire and ability to listen and her drive to do this justice work while reminding people of history, the beauty of our amazing yet finite resources, and our capacity for kindness to one another is unmatched. I could watch and listen to her instruct people how to cook Native food for hours, y’all. She is a teacher, a leader, a friend, and a dedicated servant of healing for all. I feel that we are exceptionally blessed to welcome Leora Tadgerson to Title Track’s Board of Directors.” -Jenny Jones, Title Track Co-Executive Director
Miskopwaaganikwe – Leora Lynn Tadgerson is a proud Finnish and Saami, and member of Gnoozhikaaning, Bay Mills and Wiikwemkong First Nations, teaches Indigenous studies at Northern Michigan University with a concentration in the Anishinaabe language. She is the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Michigan. Leora’s role is focusing on restorative justice, truth telling, racial justice and reconciliation from the Native American boarding school era, and place-based community work/bridge building as a tribal liaison. Her research involves current truth and reconciliation initiatives of the Native American boarding school movement. Through Leora’s writing, she hopes to aid in the healing of Native hearts. In her spare time she can be found with her three boys, Quinn, Shiloh and Evan.
“To me, it is incredibly meaningful to join the crew here on the board at TT. I have admired the culturally inclusive equity work as well as enjoyed a few collaborations over the years. To become more involved means I am able to directly give my heart to a broader community. Serving folks across our shared territories towards a stronger understanding of how to take care of one another and the self is important to me. I thank everyone deeply at TT for their continuous work in this.” -Leora Tadgerson