Baswewe Gayle is an enrolled member of Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. For years, she has dedicated her work to partnership and collaboration for the betterment and benefit of our future generations. Baswewe’s experience included specialization in diversity, equity, inclusion, culture, and identity.
Baswewe’s career has included mentoring, instructing and facilitating her work through restorative and trauma-informed practices, photography and systems change. Above all, Baswewe has made a lifelong commitment to living in a good way according to her Anishinaabe teachings and the way of the heart.
As the Oyate Leadership Network Director, Baswewe is leading the Oyate Leadership Network (OLN) and providing critical support for the LinkingLeaders Partnership.
Baswewe will lead outreach and redesign through a community-based process to create and deliver leadership programming and grantmaking. In her role, she will nurture and expand our existing network of Native leaders and organizations across Minnesota.
The second part of her role includes working alongside our LinkingLeaders partners. Baswewe will collaborate to create connections and strengthen linkages amongst leaders of color, leadership networks, and programs across cultures and sectors.