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Wed, Mar 17



Climate Impacts on Ojibwe Tribal Nations

Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings will be joining us to discuss environmental justice and impacts on tribal subsistence lifeway.

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Climate Impacts on Ojibwe Tribal Nations
Climate Impacts on Ojibwe Tribal Nations

Time & Location

Mar 17, 2021, 7:30 PM


About The Event

Dylan Bizhikiins Jennings is a member of the marten clan. He graduated from the University of

Wisconsin Madison with degrees in Anthropology, Archaeology, Environmental Studies, and

American Indian Studies. Jennings is set to complete his Masters degree from the University of

Wisconsin Madison Nelson Institute in spring 2021.

Jennings is a Bad River Tribal Member and a former Tribal Council Member for the Bad River

Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, where he served two consecutive terms as an elected official. He

served as an appointed representative for the EPA region 5 Tribal Operations Committee


Currently Dylan resides in Odanah, and works as the Director of Public Information for the

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. The job requires him to be fluent and up to date

with tribal news and issues. He also serves as a writer, photographer and editor for the

Mazina’igan newspaper.

Bizhikiins presents at many public engagements and schools throughout the Midwest on topics

ranging from: traditional subsistence, sovereignty, tribal environmental perspective, cultural

immersion, Ojibwemowin, Tribal Historic Preservation, food sovereignty, Ojibwe curriculum,

and cultural identity.

Bizhkiins is also an adjunct instructor at Northland College in the American Indian Studies

Department where he teaches Introduction to Ojibwe language and culture.

He also serves as an appointed member of the Wisconsin Governor’s Task Force on Climate


Bizhikiins has been a recent recipient of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise

Development “40 under 40” award and a recipient of the UW Madison Nelson Institute Rising

Star Alumni award.

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