Barbara Fabre is an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and is the CEO of Indigenous Visioning. She has over 30 years of working within tribal, state, national and federal levels through committees, advocacy, work-groups and contracts to promote and advocate for tribal and early childhood issues that promote healthy child development for all children. Ms. Fabre’s experience in program development, creating early childhood systems and promoting collaborations with tribal communities have helped bring new opportunities for Indian Country.
Ms. Fabre holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has received numerous awards for her work such as the 2015 Nancy Latimer Award, 2015 Early Education Four-Star Leader-Parent Aware for School Readiness, 2014 Virginia McKnight Binger Award in Human Service and the 2014 Becker County Recognition Award. Ms. Fabre testified at the 2014 United States Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Testimony on “Early Childhood Development & Education in Indian Country: Building a Foundation for Academic Success.” In November (2019) Governor Waltz appointed Ms. Fabre to the State Advisory Council on Early Childhood Education and Care for a four year term.