Cecelia Rose LaPointe
Founder & Executive Director
Nigig-enz Baapi nindizhinikaaz. Ajijaak doodem. Kchiwiikwedong miinawaa Mashkiziibi nindonjibaa.
My name is Little Laughing Otter. I am crane clan. I come from the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community and Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway.
Cecelia Rose LaPointe (they/them/their) is Ojibway/Métis and is Mashkiziibi (Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibway or LaPointe Band of Ojibway) and Kchiwiikwedong (Keweenaw Bay Indian Community). They are enrolled in Mashkiziibi and maintain a strong community affiliation to Kchiwiikwedong. Cecelia identifies as Two-Spirit based in their culture from an old school and decolonial framework. They have a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Master of Arts in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. They were an NDN Changemaker Fellow through NDN Collective representing the Great Lakes Region in 2020. Cecelia has been fiercely walking a sober road for 13 years. They have survived settler-colonial racism on numerous occasions as a form of everyday resistance.
Cecelia is also the Founder and Owner of Red Circle Consulting and Waub Ajijaak Press. They are current a consultant, publisher, poet, writer, and author. In their free time, they enjoy spending time on the land, water, running, hiking, cycling, and reading.