Boozhoo! Ozaabadiis indigo. Aajijaak indoodem. Odawa zagaiganing indoonjibaa. Odawa L. A. White also known as Ozaabadiis is a member of the crane clan. He is also an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Band of Ojibwe and is from the LCO Indian reservation near Hayward, WI. Odawa joined the Office of Multicultural Affairs at UW-Eau Claire in 2002 and provides the campus with culturally relative programs, as well as, advising services to students of color with an emphasis in serving American Indian/Alaska Native students.
Odawa believes that higher education is a lifelong process and once a person begins this journey, the doors open up to a wide variety of professional, personal, and experiential learning opportunities. Odawa and his wife Brandy, also a UW-Eau Claire alumni and enrolled Ho-Chunk Nation tribal member, have two sons and a daughter. Giga-waabamin miinawa (I will see you again).
- Ed. D., Hamline University (Education)
- M. Ed., Univeristy of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Professional Development)
- B.A., Univeristy of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Psychology and American Indian Studies)