Nicole Buckanaga

Nicole Buckanaga

2014
Native Nation Rebuilders
Term
27 months
Bemidji, MN—Native Nations Rebuilders Program (cohort 6) - Raised in Bemidji, Minnesota, Nicole belongs to the Leech Lake Pillager Band of Ojibwe. She is a community organizer but, most important to her, a wife and a mother. A great deal of Nicole’s work is on racial equity and the empowerment of the Anishinaabe people through language and culture. She currently works as the Ojibwe language and community development coordinator at the Leech Lake Tribal College. She is in the process of completing a double major in Indian studies and political science at the Bemidji State University.