Former Tribal Chairwoman Diver Will Teach at UMD

Karen Diver served in the Obama administration and has returned to the Northland. She will teach an ethics class at UMD'S MTAG program.

DULUTH, Minn. – Former Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe tribal leader Karen Diver is back in the Northland after serving in the Obama administration as special assistant for Native American affairs.

Diver said her experience in Washington D.C. was one of the most rewarding and intense parts of her life.She’s returning to the Northland to be an instructor for UMD’s Master of Tribal Administration and Governance program.

Diver will teach an ethics and leadership class. She sees the growing importance that tribal communities have not only on their own economies and social spheres, but also in the region and wants to leave their leaders equipped to make an impact.

“The more we can build a leadership base and people willing to meet that challenge the better indian country will do and their surrounding communities,” said Diver.

Diver is a graduate of UMD. Many of diver’s students currently serve as tribal administrators and leaders.

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