Education & Interests
Demi Dumarce is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, located on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota. Demi received a bachelor of arts in social science, with an emphasis in history, and a minor in Native American and Indigenous studies from the University of Minnesota Morris. She received her master of science in secondary education from Black Hills State University with a five-year teachers certificate from the South Dakota Department of Education.
Demi serves as the NASNTI education collaborator/Salt Springs education lecturer for Native American student educational equity and attainment in K–12 education at the University of Minnesota Morris. Demi is working on her EdD in educational innovation and leadership at Arizona State University. Her research has focused on the decolonization of education in the United States and aims to infuse more Indigenous knowledge and ideologies in teachers’ lessons in a K–12 setting.