Heid E. Erdrich on Native American Authors

Native American Authors

Heid E. Erdrich


A member of the Turtle Mountain band of Ojibwe, she was raised in Wahpeton, North Dakota where her parents taught at the Indian boarding school. She co-founded the Turtle Mountain Writing Workshop with Louise Erdrich, her sister. Her books have each been nominated for the Minnesota Book Awards and her writing has received numerous grants and honors. Her degrees are from Dartmouth and Johns Hopkins.

A long-time college teacher, Heid Erdrich taught for more than a decade in the English at the University of St. Thomas. In 2007 she will leave full-time teaching to concentrate on writing and working with Native artists.


Return to Native American Authors Home