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Eli Suzukovich III

Adjunct Lecturer, Environmental Policy and Culture and Anthropology

Dr. Eli Suzukovich III (Little Shell Band of Chippewa-Cree/Krajina Serb) is an anthropologist with a focus on cultural resource management, ethnography, religion, oral history, and ethno-biology. Through his academic and professional careers, Eli’s work has included community level research within the American Indian communities of Chicago, IL and Missoula, MT; archival collections research and management; applied ethnography; forensic field and laboratory research; and field technician for the Montana USDA.

Currently, Eli is a lecturer in the Environmental Policy and Culture Program at Northwestern and Native American and Indigenous Research Institute faculty affiliate. Outside of Northwestern, he is an associate fellow in the Keller Action Science Center located within the Field Museum of Natural History. Eli serves on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, a FACA council that works with the U.S. Forest Service and USDA in developing urban forestry programs, funding protocols, and policy recommendations. On the community level, Eli serves on the Leadership Council for the St. Kateri Center of Chicago, a Native American outreach center for Chicago’s Roman Catholic Archdiocese, and is involved with the Dunning Read Conservation Area Advisory Committee, which serves to guide the management of a 25 acre conservation easement on Chicago’s northwest side.