Fall Feast | Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 | 5:30 p.m. | Seventh Generation Elijah Elk Cultural Center
Guest speaker: Lee Sprague
Lee Sprague, Mi-Ti-Gwa-Bwak (Hickory-wood that bends but does not break), is a member of the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish (Gun Lake Band of Pottawatomi) Indians, former Ogema or Chief of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and a member of the Ajijak Endodem (Crane Clan).
Lee is currently working on Mahnoomin (wild rice) restorations efforts in the Kalamazoo River Watershed, site of the Enbridge Tar Sands Oil Spill and the St. Joseph River Watershed with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi and Gun Lake, under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
Sprague has a degree in International Indigenous Law from San Francisco State University. He has a long history of seeking solutions to issues of environmental justice and sovereignty on issues related to land, water, and air through collaborations with Tribal Nations, NGOs, and others in his work with the San Francisco Urban Institute, the National Sierra Club, the International Indian Treaty Council.