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Ojibwe Storytellers Continues This Week with Tina Van Zile

From Lac du Flambeau News

The Ojibwe Storytellers continues next week as part of a free, virtual online series produced by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The January 16 featured Ojibwe storyteller is Tina Van Zile, an enrolled member of the Sokaogon, Mole Lake Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa Indians and a descendent of the Forest County Potawatomi.

She is the Environmental Director for the Sokaogon and has been with the department since 1994. Tina is passionate about natural resources, using an approach that respects and acknowledges her ancestors' sacrifices and hopes while working to preserve for future generations.

Tina believes we must speak for - and act on behalf of - those who cannot speak for themselves, like water, trees, plants, and animals. She enjoys educating people about traditional wild rice processing, rice chiefs, and the cultural significance of wild rice for Ojibwe. Tina is President of the Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council and a former board member for River Alliance of Wisconsin.

To hear all the 2024 Ojibwe Storytellers, please click on this link.


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