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Native American Costume

Wendelin M. Hume, PhD

Principal Investigator

Dr Wendelin Hume

Dr. Wendelin Hume is an educator and researcher at the University of North Dakota where she has been for the past 33 years after completing her undergraduate degree at Black Hills State University in Spearfish South Dakota and her graduate education in Criminal Justice and Criminology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Based in part on her experiences growing up as an enrolled member of the Natogammewaning Nation an Anishinaabe reservation in Northwestern Ontario

and on her work in the Criminal Justice field her academic interests include Tribal Justice, Restorative Justice, and victim issues ranging from Cybercrime to Elder Justice. Her personal interests center around her family, her ranch, and contributing time and energy to her community and her undergraduate and graduate students. 

In her research, she tries to follow the 3Rs: Respect, Responsibility and Reciprocity. She demonstrates Respect as she is committed to the wisdom of the elders and others, and she tries to be a good listener. She attempts to show Responsibility as an experienced and passionate researcher who is looking to improve the world of the next seven generations through research. She also believes in Reciprocity and thinks both the researcher and the participants involved in research should benefit from the research enterprise and any resulting improvements should benefit future generations. 

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