Summer Feast | June 21, 2017 | 5:30 - 8PM
6/21/2017 11:00:00 AM
7th Generation Programs
The 2017 Summer Feast will take place Wednesday June 21, 2017 from 5:30 - 8:00PM at the Seventh Generation building. Featuring guest speaker Lee Sprague
Lee is a member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians (South of the Grand River) and former Chief, or Ogema, of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (North of the Grand River).
Sprague has a degree in International Indigenous Law from San Francisco State University. He has a long history of seeking creative solutions to issues of environmental justice issues related to land, water, and air through collaborations among Tribal Nations, NGOs, government, academia, and others as a result of his work through the Urban Institute, the Michigan Sierra Club, the International Indian Treaty Council, and as a Tribal representative and leader.
Lee has also served as a science curriculum consultant to UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and is the artist/designer of the Turtle Island Monument in Berkeley, Calif., a solar powered water fountain commemorating Indigenous People Day.
He is a recipient of the Glenn Miller Tribal Leader Award for Environmental Advocacy and Treaty Rights, and the Bunyan Bryant, Environmental Justice Ward by the Sierra club. Lee is currently working on climate adaptation and management strategies and Mahnoomin (wild rice) restoration efforts in the Kalamazoo River Watershed, site of the Enbridge Tar Sand Oil Spill and the St. Joseph River Watershed.
Lee spent several months at Standing Rock with the Michigan Canoe Cold Water Rescue Team peacefully resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline with other water protectors.
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