"The Role of Tribes in Addressing Environmental Issues in Northern Wisconsin"
LWV/ABC Annual Membership Meeting 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Northern Great Lakes Visitors Center
Everyone is welcome! Please bring a friend or two!
Speaker: Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission Lawyer
Question & Answer will follow the presentation.
Philomena “Phoebe” Kebec, a Bad River tribal member, stepped into the position of Policy Analyst II with the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) in August 2014. Her primary focus is the protection and implementation of the off-reservation treaty rights held by GLIFWC’s eleven member tribes. Philomena received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American Studies from the University of Minnesota (U of M) in 2002 and later pursued her juris doctorate at her alma mater, which she received in 2008. She clerked for a Minnesota State Court judge prior to heading east to the Indian Law Resource Center, Washington, DC, where she worked largely on policy with a focus on human rights law. In particular, she monitored international programs as they related to climate change and the rights of indigenous people. In 2011 her concern over issues being faced by her own tribal community brought her back to Bad River, where she served a tribal attorney until joining GLIFWC. The mother of two, Philomema, enjoys jingle dress dancing with her young daughter and recently welcomed her infant son to the family.