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Ojibwe woman makes history as North Dakota poet laureate

BELCOURT, North Dakota — A Belcourt, North Dakota, woman has been appointed North Dakota’s next poet laureate, the North Dakota Council on the Arts has announced.

Denise Lajimodiere, an enrolled citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, will serve a two-year term in the position that was held by Larry Woiwode, who died in the spring of 2022. The North Dakota Legislature recently passed a Senate Concurrent Resolution that named her to this honorary position. Her term begins in July. FOR MORE

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Feature picture by Ojibway Curator Anong Beam

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