Climate Impacts on Ojibwe Tribal Nations
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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
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.