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Professional Journey

20+ Years of experience in the area of mental health service delivery throughout Indian country.

In 2003, I  was a recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Research Fellowship during my graduate career at the University of North Dakota, where I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology in 2005.

I  then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Indigenous health psychology research at UND School of Medicine; and a year of specialty training at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND.

I am the Founder & CEO of RedWindWellness, which is a professional leadership program and consultation for individuals and groups.

I am the President/CEO of GenerationArt, an organization located in my tribal community of Belcourt, ND.

 I am a clinical psychologist practicing in a clinic I founded called Indigenized Behavioral Healing in Belcourt, ND.


Awards & Recognitions

Recipient of the American Psychological Association Minority Research Fellowship at the University of North Dakota.

 In 2015, I was awarded the Minot State University’s Association’s Young Alumni Achievement Award for my contributions and work in Indian Country

In 2016 I was recognized as a Bush Foundation Fellowship recipient, which provides time and resources for me to enhance my leadership through a variety of programs.

I currently serve as a tribal research advisor, mentor, and a member of the Tribal Nations Research Group.

The short story


           Boozhoo, Misko Nudin Ikwe (Red Wind Woman) Indiziniikaaz, Biboonii Baaskaabi gwaniid (Winter Bloom). Hello and welcome, I'm Dr. Tami Jollie-Trottier. I am a Clinical Psychologist, enrolled member of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI), and owner of Indigenized Behavioral Healing™ clinic. I create innovative self-healing symbolism expressed through visual art, writing, and storytelling. My healing journey in search of Good Medicine began over a decade ago following a personal medical trauma that left me detached from myself and others. This journey led to my expertise related to Westernized and Traditional Indigenous Healing, which I call Turtle Medicine™.


          I have dedicated my career to harnessing the healing energy of creativity, cultural identity, resiliency, and leadership to mobilize those I work with to heal from trauma-related illnesses. I earned my doctorate from the University of North Dakota and now serve as an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the UND psychology department. With humility and gratitude, I acknowledge my elder Anishinaabe Wisdom Keepers, who have shared their teachings and continue to do so.

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