Phone: 906-635-5055 ext. 138


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science, Kinesiology, University of Michigan, 1994 Anishinaabemowin Teacher's Certificate, Bay Mills Community College, 1999 Michigan Teacher's License - Science and Physical Education, Ferris State University, 2002 Master's of Arts, Curriculum and Instruction, Lake Superior State University, 2006 Doctorate of Philosophy in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis on Anishinaabe Language, Capella University, 2009 Michigan Teaching Endorsement K-12 Anishinaabemowin, 2017

Dr. Chris Gordon

Dr. Gordon has worked at Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishinaabe School since 1999. He is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Federal and State Programs. Dr. Gordon served as the coordinator of Anishinaabe language and culture for 22 years before moving to the director position. He strives to instill a foundation of Respect for self and others while building knowledge in the Language and Culture of the Anishinaabe. The role of Director of Curriculum Instruction now provides an opportunity to expand and support the integration of the Anishinaabe language and culture throughout all aspects of our school. Dr. Gordon is also the drum keeper for the school drum Ogimaa-minisinoo. He was raised here in Baawiting (The Place of the Rapids - Sault Ste. Marie) and continues to live with his wife Janet and two daughters Tia and Maci.