Marilyn Jensen

Marilyn Jensen

Whitehorse, Yukon
First Nations and Indigenous Empowerment Expert
Marilyn Jensen is a substance abuse, family & couples counseling and anger management therapy, mood management, depression & anxiety treatment expert. Marilyn Jensen is an absolute professional, exuding an authentic, sincere desire to share, stimulate and challenge thinking through story, connection and passion.
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  • Conference
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  • Sustainable Development


Marilyn Jensen is a vibrant and powerful speaker addressing major current themes and areas pertinent and relevant to Indigenous people in Canada and elsewhere.  Her passion lies within reclamation and revitalization of ceremony, songs, culture and everything foundational to her identity but which was stolen and displaced.  Marilyn, Yadultin and Dūsts’ā̀dle, is Inland Tlingit and 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 currently teaches First Nation Governance at Yukon College and works closely with many Indigenous communities as a contractor focusing on governance strengthening. Her main methodology in speaking, teaching and facilitating has always been through storytelling and sharing the beauty of her culture and identity.  Growing up in the North has fostered her deep love and respect for the land, the animals and for her people who have lived there for 1000s of years. She loves to speak and share the remarkable journey of her family, clan, community and nation, an epic feat of pure survival and determination.

Marilyn Jensen has facilitated and taught important and engaging workshops for Yukon Government on Indigenous history, land claims, self-government and self-determination for 18 years and for numerous First Nation Governments and organizations in many communities.  She has traveled all over the North and elsewhere to share her knowledge and bring awareness to Indigenous narratives. Besides speaking, Marilyn spends most of her time engaging in traditional dancing, singing, drumming, choreographing and storytelling with the Inland Tlingit dance group she founded and leads; the Dakhká Khwáan Dancers.  The dance troupe’s main vision has been to reclaim and revitalize this integral part of their culture and also to share with the world the beauty of their identity with the highest respect to authenticity and excellence.

With Marilyn Jensen standing in front and officially speaking for the group, they have danced and promoted their Nations internationally in New Zealand, Taiwan, across Canada and the U.S. They have also presented at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and for people such as Prince William & Princess Kate. Recently they have been honoured as the recipients of the National Aboriginal Tourism Award. In 2016 Marilyn was honoured by the Governor General of Canada as a recipient of the Polar Medal for Cultural Reclamation.  Marilyn Jensen has earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Alaska and a Master’s Degree in Indigenous Governance from the University of Victoria.



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Marilyn Jensen Topic Presentations

transforming the self in self-determination by reclaiming ceremony

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reconciliation in my own heart

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cultural revitalization – leadership in action

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As someone who looks to book speakers and facilitators for events and conferences, I look for lived experiences, for leadership and inspirational stories that connect with the subject, audience or theme. Marilyn Jensen is an absolute professional, exuding an authentic, sincere desire to share, stimulate and challenge thinking through story, connection and passion. Her subject expertise is as vast as her passion and experience in culture and pride of Yukon. Anyone considering Marilyn Jensen as a contributor to their team or program needs to know this: she will bring thoughtful, memorable and stimulating content to the table and you’ll look to involve her again.

Patti Balsillie

Management Consultant,

Marilyn Jensen is an engaging speaker who brings presence when presenting. Through narrative and instruments, she takes you on a journey through time where you can feel the emotions of the stories she tells. Given the opportunity, I would greatly like to listen to her again.

Kevin Eastwood

Maori Achievement

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