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Wisconsin’s 24 Most Influential Native American Leaders, Part 5


This is the fifth of a five-part series. Part one is here, part two is here, part three is here and part four is here.

Brandon Yellowbird Stevens serves as Vice Chairman for the Oneida Nation. He is also a veteran Oneida Business Committee member. Stevens was raised on the Oneida reservation and is part of the Turtle Clan. He enjoys being active and spending time with family, playing basketball and attending community events. 


Sasānēhsaeh Jennings, a member of the Menominee Nation, is the Native American Student Success Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin System. Jennings began working with the University back in 2007 working as both the Associate Student Services Specialist and the Student Services Specialist. In 2010, she moved to the University of Minnesota, College of Science & Engineering, working first as the Transfer Coordinator/Academic Advisor for College of Biological Sciences followed by the Assistant Director of Diversity & Inclusion. Jennings ended her time with Minnesota in 2018, returning to where she holds her current position. She has an undergraduate degree in Sociology and American Indian Studies and a graduate degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the UW and received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Organizational Leadership Policy and Development.

Missy Tracy, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was appointed by Gov. Tony Evers in Juy 2020 to be the marketing/promotion experience representative of the Council of Tourism. Tracy’s term is effective until July 1, 2023. Tracy has been the Municipal Relations Coordinator at the Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison since 2014 and was also the Senior Public Relations Manager for Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells.

Lawrence Barton is a member of the Oneida Nation and has been the Nation’s chief financial officer (CFO) for 12 years. The position is part of the finance committee (FC), which is a standing committee of the Oneida Business Committee (OBC) that reviews financial requests from various departments. In 2013 Barton received national recognition for his work within the Oneida Tribal organizations at the 31st NAFOA Conference.

Who did we miss? Email nominations for next year’s list to News@Madison365.org!