Linsey McMurrin is an enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. She is an organizer of the Bemidji Area Truth and Reconciliation Initiative, a grassroots effort to promote truth-seeking, healing, and change through increasing understanding and building relationships among area indigenous and non-indigenous communities. She is a strong advocate of social justice and community driven work, and believes that the development of cultural, social, and emotional competencies is integral to our well-being and ongoing success – as individuals, families, and communities.
Linsey will be coordinating the organization’s ACE Interface training and Self-Healing Communities program partnership with Family Service Collaboratives and Children’s Mental Health Collaboratives in the North Central region of MN. She also works with the Tribal NEAR Science and Community Wisdom Project and is the contact person for the Leech Lake cohort. Linsey assists with training of presenters across the state. Linsey will also provide outreach and ongoing support and coaching to her local collaborative directors and trained presenters.
Andre Koen, MA
Program Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Andre is also a skilled facilitator and owns AM Horizons Training Group where he is constantly creating new curriculum and teaching organizations how to make the most of their diverse and inclusive staff and clients throughout the community.
raj sethuraju (prefers lowercase punctuation)
Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University
raj is a self professed recovering criminologist, alcoholic, and survivor of sexual abuse, with over 20 years of community-based activism as a researcher and educator. Inspired by the resilience of our youth and the men in our prison systems, he trains school staff, probation agents, community members, and justice personnel on restorative practices, trauma and healing, value-centered leadership, community building, and unpacking implicit biases. He believes in raising consciousness utilizing the restorative circle process. In his latest work, raj explores the depths of our justice system and creates a framework in which knowledge and heart become the root of our practices