Michael Laverdure

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
Areas of Expertise
  • Architecture
  • Economic Development
  • Tribal Planning

Mike Laverdure, Migizi Miigwan (Eagle Feather) is an Anishinaabe (People From Whence Lowered) from the Makwa Doodem (Bear Clan) and an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

Mike is the first member of his Tribe to become a registered architect. Working with Indigenous nations throughout the United States, Mike has designed a wide variety of architectural projects including schools, community centers, clinics, casinos, multi-family housing, museums, and more. His mission in life is to promote architecture as a valid and vital STEM career for tribal youth and to have Indigenous architecture create real change in Tribal communities.