Donna LaChapelle

Donna is an Ojibwe/Dakota traditional teacher and healer. Prior her retirement, Donna was a Nokomis Endaad's Elder in Residence at the Minnesota Indian Women Resource Center. In this role, Donna provided traditional teachings and MBM for Native women challenged by co-occurring chemical dependency and mental illness and guided the Nokomis Endaad staff in providing culturally grounded client support. With the other Elder in Residence, Linda Eaglespeaker, they worked to extend the benefits of MBM and traditional counseling/trauma healing modalities into regional tribal communities via their Mind Body Medicine in Indian Country education and training program.