Strawberry dangles by Marilyn Jensen
Strawberry Fields Forever!
Rhinestone banding, faux pearls, 24 kt gold beads, crystals, seed and delica beads, backed on deer hide with sterling silver hooks ❤️
Marilyn Jensen – Indigenous Artist, Advocate, Speaker, Educator, Consultant
Yadultin & Dūsts’ā̀dle, is Inland Tlingit/Tagish Khwáan from the Carcross/Tagish First Nation; belonging to the Dakhl'aweidí Clan under the Tagish Keét Hít (Killerwhale House) in the Southern Yukon Territory. She occasionally teaches First Nation Governance at Yukon University and works closely with many Indigenous communities as a consultant focusing on Indigenous self-determination. She continues to teach engaging workshops for Government on Indigenous history, land claims, self-government for 20 years and for numerous First Nation Governments and organizations and more recently “Lateral Kindness” with Social Innovative Consulting. She leads a traditional dance group; the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers, recipients of the National Indigenous Tourism Award and nominated for an Indigenous Music Award in 2018. Marilyn was honoured by the Governor General of Canada as a recipient of the Polar Medal for Cultural Reclamation. She has earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska and a M.A. in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria. She currently is serving in the role of Vice-chair for Indigenous Tourism Canada and President of Yukon First Nations Culture and Tourism.
Marilyn began beading in 2008 while working on her own regalia to dance with the Dahkha Khwaan Dancers. She was taught by her cousin and one her oldest friends, Karen Lepine whom has inspired her along with her other cousins, Heather Dickson and Kaylyn Baker and all of the other amazing beaders of the Yukon!