- Associated Press - Saturday, March 26, 2016

BELCOURT, N.D. (AP) - A Bush Fellowship recipient plans to open an art center for youth on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation.

The Bismarck Tribune (https://bit.ly/1ScdnFo ) reports psychologist Tami Jollie-Trottier plans to open the facility in a building owned by her parents in Belcourt in northern North Dakota. She says it will have a focus on youth and look at “enhancing cultural identity.”

Jollie-Trottier was picked by the Bush Foundation this year as one of 24 fellows from North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Each fellow gets up to $100,000 over one to two years.

Since her daughter’s birth five years ago, Jollie-Trottier has written and painted as a way of healing from a traumatic experience in childbirth. She aims to help share the healing by encouraging youth to try art. She also plans to provide art supplies with fellowship money.


Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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