Great Lakes: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Michigan State University
Danielle (Dani) Fegan is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and resides in the eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Dani is currently a Ph.D. student in the Center for Cooperative Ecological Resilience and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University (MSU), where her research focuses on the importance of ishkode (fire) for wildlife and decision analysis. In addition to working on her dissertation at MSU, Dani is also an assessment biologist for Sault Tribe’s Wildlife Program, where she works on issues ranging from restoration of manoomin (wild rice) to developing shared stewardship plans for ishkode on National Forest lands. Outside of work and school, Dani is an active seedkeeper and enjoys hiking along and swimming in Lake Superior.