Bizhikiins is the name that was given to Dylan Jennings, who is an enrolled member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. Dylan is former elected Tribal Councilman for the Bad River Tribe, as the appointed Council Liaison for the Johnson O’Malley Education Committee, and as a member of the Bad River Drug Task Force.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Archaeology with certificates in American Indian Studies and Environmental Studies. Dylan is committed to living a traditional way of life and to teaching environmental practices, harvesting techniques, and traditional subsistence.
Dylan is a staunch advocate for education, language preservation and environmental protection through reciprocity, he believes that language and culture can be maintained through a strong connection to and understanding of the environment.
Bizhiki Culture and Dance Company
The Bizhiki Culture & Dance Company was founded in 2016 on the pillars of public engagement and education, with the goal of furthering people’s understanding of Indigenous cultures through interactive workshops, presentations, and exhibitions. The dedicated professionals of Bizhiki engage audiences of all ages through intricate stories, traditional and contemporary dance and song, and demonstrations of traditional ecological knowledge, guiding participants to a better understanding of cultural resiliency and revitalization.