Janie Pochel is Wuskwi Sipihk First Nations and the lead advisor of Chi-Nations Youth Council. Janie helped Co-Found Chi-Nations as a former member of the Urban Natives of Chicago Youth Council. Janie is the Daughter of Tammy Tyson (ba) and Charles "Charlie Brass" Pochel and the Granddaughter of Pat Tyson (ba). Janie was born and rasied in Chicago where she cultivated her ancestral connections to Chicago's Indigenous Landscape. Today Janie works towards reclaiming indigenous knowledge systems through her personal mission to change peoples concepts of INDIGENOUS landscapes by helping them to see through an Indigenous lens. Keystone to her work is the development of youth as cultural practitioners and community leaders.