Dr. Daniel Henry
Dr. Daniel Henry (Standing on Green Ground) is a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. He earned his Doctor of Educational Leadership degree from Concordia University – Portland with a concentration in higher education administration. Dr. Henry is currently the Co-director for the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) Program at the University of North Dakota and was formerly director of the Agriculture Research and Development Department for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation in North Dakota, as well as the Cares Act Director during the COVID-19 pandemic. He and his spouse Corrilyn have raised four wonderful children. He has spent many years in education, starting as a paraprofessional and athletic coach in the Turtle Mountain Community School system, teaching math and science and sitting as chair for the Department of Math, Science and Engineering at Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC) and vice-president of campus services at United Tribes Technical College (UTTC). Dr. Henry is passionate about his Chippewa culture and history and has spent over 25 years teaching, presenting, and sharing his heritage and ancestral teachings. Dr. Henry is passionate too about environmental and healthcare issues pertaining to Indigenous people and lands, especially in researching decarbonizing the atmosphere, enriching the soil, preserving wild grasslands, and preserving our water quality while using traditional methods mixed with contemporary approaches to help heal our planet and those who call Earth home.