DeDe Drift

Director of Tribal Projects


Deanna has her Master’s Degree from the UMN – Duluth, and has served as the Commissioner of Human Services at Bois Forte Tribal Government where she administered 32 state and federally funded grants, and supervised staff in the fields of victim services, mental health, chemical dependency, elder services and youth activities. She also has experience supporting individualized employment plans and training through her roles as Equity Employment Counselor/Advocate and Career Specialist for participants receiving MFIP, and as a Student Personnel Coordinator at the UMN- Duluth. She has most recently been working as the Realty Manager at Bois Forte Tribal Government.