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Jason Schlender

Jason Schlender


Statewide Minnesota


Phone: 218-726-6466
Other phone: 715-292-1649

Extension Regional Office, Cloquet
Cloquet Forestry Center
179 University Road
Cloquet, MN 55720



  • B.A., History, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Master's in Tribal Administration and Governance, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Work experience

Jason (Jay) Schlender is an Extension American Indian leadership and civic engagement educator. He is a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe. He has served in many roles in his community, including vice chairman of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board, chairman of Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Institute, and chairman of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Voigt Inter-Tribal Taskforce.

Prior to joining Extension, Jay served one 4-year term on the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board and spent 10 years as an instructor and adjunct faculty at the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College.

Affiliations, honors and community service

  • Citizen: Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe
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