Law Student is Head Woman Dancer at UND Wacipi
University of North Dakota School of Law student Janie Schroeder recently served as Head Woman Dancer at the 43rd Annual UND Indian Association's Time-Out Wacipi. Schroeder recently completed her first year of law school. The following text and photos highlighting Schroeder appeared in the Wacipi program and is provided courtesy of the University of North Dakota Indian Association and Bryce Lyons.
~Head Woman Dancer~
Moonlight Walker Woman
Tribal Affiliation: Miikinok Wajiw Anishinabe
(Turtle Mountain Chippewa)
Daughter of Richard "Dicky" & Marlene (Davis) Schroeder
I grew up in rural Belcourt, ND on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation. I am in my first year of law school at the University of North Dakota School of Law, pursuing a joint degree for Juris Doctorate/Masters in Public Administration (J.D./M.P.A.) and an Indian Law Certificate. I currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration (B.S.P.A.) as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Indian Studies (B.A.).
I am employed as the Graduate/Law Student Researcher for the National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative (NIEJI) at the Center for Rural Health at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in Grand Forks.
I am a Ronald E. McNair Scholar. In the Spring of 2012, I completed a research project titled "Elder Abuse in Indian Country." Upon graduation in May of 2012, I received two awards for Outstanding Leadership: The Lillian Elsinga Outstanding Student Leader Award and UND's Political Science & Public Administration Department's Outstanding Graduating Seniors Award for Outstanding Service to the University.
Currently, I am an active member of the Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) and the Indian Studies Association (ISA). I have held officer positions including Treasurer in the UND American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Chapter, President of the Indian Studies Association (ISA), as well as President, Volunteer Coordinator, Social Activities Coordinator, and Time-Out Week Liaison of the University of North Dakota Indian Association (UNDIA). I have also served as a general member of the UND American Indian Business Leaders (AIBL) Chapter and B.R.I.D.G.E.S. (Building Roads into Diverse Groups Empowering Students) student organizations.
My family and I would like to thank the University of North Dakota Indian Association for giving me the honor to be the Head Woman Dancer for the 43rd Annual Time-Out Wacipi week! I would like to congratulate ISA & UNDIA for creating yet another successful Time-Out Wacipi week! I also want to wish all the dancers, singers, and spectators a wonderful weekend and safe travels on their journey home.