innonative solutions

InnoNative Solutions, LLC is a 100% Native American women-owned professional services consulting firm out of Madison, Wisconsin. Our two principals have unique breadth of knowledge and experience in working with Tribal communities. Specializing in government relations, historic preservation, environmental management, mediation, consulting, facilitation, coaching, leadership, training and organizational development.

We specialize in establishing strong working relationships with Indigenous populations in preservation, education, and economic development. 

How two indigenous women started this journey

The story began in 2010, when two indigenous women, drifting in new and unknown territory, found themselves on the concrete monochromatic steps of bureaucracy.  In a building that shall go nameless, it was within these walls a sisterhood formed spanning beyond the brick and mortar of policy and budgets, to something much deeper… purpose in life.  With a common value of “doing the most with what time you have”, they grounded themselves in affecting positive change for the communities and people they cared most about.  Thinking of long-lasting impact and legacy, they dared to dream.

It wasn’t long before that dream moved past the four walls with which they worked, and transcended from hope to possibility.

Our Team

Kelly Jackson

InnoNative Solutions Founder & Rockstar

Jackson is an enrolled member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, her personal knowledge of the unique nature and diversity that exists in Indian country complements her professional expertise and commitments to tribal sensitivity, diversity and public relations. Previously she led the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Tribal Affairs program focusing on enhancing tribal government-to-government relations in the transportation industry. Prior to joining WisDOT, Kelly was the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the her tribe, where she led numerous inter-tribal initiatives on both a regional and national basis.  She has held several governor and presidential appointments.

Kelly is the owner of Spirit of a Woman Productions which is an entertainment firm offering services in Indigenous music and entertainment. She is an award winning recording artist with a special interest in women’s personal and professional development. 

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Danielle Yancey

InnoNative Solutions Founder

Danielle was raised on the Menominee Indian reservation in north-central Wisconsin and is a graduate of UW-Madison. Her studies include bachelor of arts degrees in social welfare and women’s studies, master of science in urban and regional planning, and a graduate certificate in sustainability leadership. Yancey has many years’ experience serving tribal communities in college readiness, intergovernmental affairs, and community and economic development.