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Shane Martin



(701) 278-2764




Favorite Hobby:

Horse-back riding

A Bit About Me

I am an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians (TMBCI) Tribe. Currently, I live in Belcourt, N.D. and work at the local high school, Turtle Mountain Community High School, on the TMBCI reservation for the past 15 years serving as an Athletic Administrator and Title IX Coordinator. I am also a Professor at the University of Mary College since 2017. I received my Doctorate of Philosophy from the University of North Dakota and my bachelor's degree in History and Political Science at Jamestown College in 1997.


My professional interests include helping children become successful citizens. I do this with leadership and mentoring and serve as a volunteer. I enjoy helping the local community grow through infrastructure and programming. My areas of expertise are in community development and youth programming. I have also assisted in many endeavors across the reservation in construction and programming and feel that it's my biggest asset.

My professional memberships and past involvements include, but are not limited to; membership of the Tribal Health Board, North Dakota Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, Tribal Research Review Board, Turtle Mountain Middle School Parent Action Committee, Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Center Board-President, National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Association, Department of Public Instruction Certified Administrator and Educator, North Dakota Racing Commission and Board Member of the North Dakota High School Athletic Association.

Past Research include: Factors that Influence Female Representation in College Athletics, Exploring The Impact and Benefits of a Health Education Program at Turtle Mountain National and the Institute of Health Turtle Mountain Community College – “National youth Sports Program” diabetes prevention research initiative. Past presentations: Aberdeen Area Youth Wellness Champion presentation, Aberdeen-Glazier Sports Presentation-Minneapolis, Northwestern Health Science University-Minnesota, NDHSAA Presentation on Native American Sport Programs and Capacity Building-Valley City.


My hobbies include horse back riding, playing guitar, and anything with nature and outdoors. I also love spending time with my family and six children Dillan, Dawson, Devan, Arianna, Isabella, and Avery.

Work Experience

2007 - Present

2007 - Present

2017 - Present

2003 - 2007

Turtle Mountain Community Schools Athletic Director

Title IX Coordinator for the Turtle Mountain Community Schools

Adjunct Professor of Physical Education Graduate courses at University of Mary College

Turtle Mountain Community College Anishinabe Learning and Wellness Center Director

Professional Boards

2017 - Present

2015 - Present

2015 - Present

2015 - 2017

2014 - 2019

2011 - 2014

ND racing Commissioner Board of Directors

University of Mary Adjunct Faculty Advisory Board

Tribal Nations Research Review Board

Tribal Health Board

President of the Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Center

North Dakota High School Activities Association

Awards & Membership

  • Licensed and Certified Personal Trainer

  • Member of National Strength and Conditioning Association

  • Served as a Panel Reviewer for the National Institute of Health (NRI)

  • Jamestown College Wide Receiver Record Holder

  • Appointed to the Tribal Chairman’s Indian Health Board (2006-08) and again in 2015-2017

  • 2008 Aberdeen Area Wellness Champion for North Dakota Indian Health Services

  • 2011 Voted on the North Dakota High School Athletic Association Board of Directors by all North Dakota Athletic Administrators

  • 2011 Athletic Director of the Year for the Western Dakota Association (WDA)2011 North Dakota Interscholastic Administrators Association (NDIAAA) State Class A

Athletic Administrator of the Year

  • 2011 North Dakota Indian Education Association (NDIEA) “Professional Teacher of the Year”

  • 2014 Board President of the Byron Dorgan Youth Wellness Center of Belcourt, ND-Current

  • 2016 National Indian Health Board Local Impact Award “Heroes in Native Health”

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