Bailee Jo Laducer is a 23 year old member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians and the youngest of two children. She grew up on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation located 10 miles south of the Canadian Border. Bailee graduated as an honor student from Turtle Mountain Community High School in Belcourt, ND. After graduation she completed her Associate of Science degree from Turtle Mountain Community College then took two years off to figure out what she wanted to go to college for. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree from Minot State University in radiology technology.
Bailee lived on the Turtle Mountain Reservation until she moved to Grand Forks, ND in November 2015 where she lived for about 7 months, before later moving to Minot. Past employment includes horticulture at the International peace gardens, cashier at a local grocery store, and a Team member at Menards. Volunteer work has been near and dear to her heart since she was young. Back home her dad and family members started a nonprofit snowmobile club to raise money for community members who needed help with medical expenses. She was also involved with a group in high school called Students Making a Difference (SMAD). They hosted monthly blood drives, food drives, recycling events, coat drives, visits to retirement homes, and raised money for people in need.