Johanna Bernu is a freshman at Cloquet Senior High School located in Cloquet, Minnesota. She is a descendant of the Fond Du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and lives in the reservation community. She is deeply committed to cultural reclamation and language revitalization. Johanna can see the value in using Indigenous and western worldviews when working to solve problems in a way that benefits all in society. She is committed to showing how human health and our environment can benefit from Indigenous medicinal practices working in partnership with western medicine. Johanna has been participating in Science Fair for three years, developing the project each year. She plans to pursue ethnopharmacology as a future career.
Hear a Connections Call (click) where Johanna shares her research and favorite resources.