Great Lakes Bill of Rights – Adopting Aboriginal Values in Modern Law

With decades of experience in environmental and Indian law, Richard Dubey takes the stage to propose a Great Lakes Bill of Rights that embraces the values of the aboriginal people of the Great Lakes Region. This novel – thought-provoking talk might make you hungry for fish!


Fri - Jun 3, 2022


1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931


  • Philomena Kebec
    Philomena Kebec
    Policy Analyst and Attorney with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

    PANELIST: Protecting the Great Lakes “Legislation Embracing Aboriginal Values

    Philomena Kebec is a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa who is a policy analyst and attorney with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission in Odanah, Wisconsin. In that capacity she advises the intertribal natural resource agency made up of 11 Ojibwe tribes that assists its member tribes in matters involving their off-reservation treaty rights. Kebec also assists the Bad River Tribe in carrying out a harm reduction/syringe services program to support HIV and overdose prevention. Previously, she worked as an attorney for the Bad River Band and the Indian Law Resource Center on environmental justice and human rights matters. Her award-winning pro-bono legal work and other volunteer efforts continue to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

  • Richard Dubey
    Richard Dubey
    CHAIR Of the Tribe Government Practice Group at law FIRM OF Ogden, Murphy & Wallace

    PANELIST: Protecting the Great Lakes “Legislation Embracing Aboriginal Values

    His practice focuses on environmental and natural resources law and tribal government matters, with an emphasis environmental regulation and litigation, water and natural resources law, Native American law, administrative law and intergovernmental negotiations. Richard’s contribution to our Nation includes his service as an officer in the United States Army with the 82nd Airborne Division in the United States and the 25th Infantry Division in the Republic of Vietnam (1968-1971).

  • Winona Laduke
    Winona Laduke
    Environmentalist & Political Activist

    PANELIST: Protecting the Great Lakes “Legislation Embracing Aboriginal Values

    Winona LaDuke is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota, and is a two time vice presidential candidate with Ralph Nader for the Green Party. As Program Director of the Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities. And in her own community, she is the founder of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation based non profit organizations in the country, and a leader in the issues of culturally based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. In this work, she also continues national and international work to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, she has written extensively on Native American and environmental issues. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and is presently an advisory board member for the Trust for Public Lands Native Lands Program as well as a board member of the Christensen Fund. The Author of five books, including Recovering the Sacred, All our elations and a novel- Last Standing Woman, she is widely recognized for her work on environmental and human rights issues.

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