Charlee is a Tribal Extension Educator with Michigan State University Extension, Bay Mills Indian Community and Bay Mills Community College. She has a Master's in Science from the University of Texas at Austin in Health Behavior and Health Education, with a portfolio in Native American and Indigenous Studies. She is an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, from Bawating, also known as The Place of the Rapids or Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
Her work experience combines Anishinaabe Maadziiwin (lifeways) and education to help communities and individuals reach their optimal well-being through movement, food, stress management, culture and tradition. Her holistic approach uses a thorough understanding of the teachings of the Four Directions and trauma informed care to provide education and service to the communities that she works with.
Service and strength: An interview with MSU Extension tribal educator Charlee Brissette
Published on February 10, 2023