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Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region Day Pass 5/19: Native Americans and the Environment
Some call Native Americans the First Environmentalists. For thousands of years, they used natural resources in every aspect of their lives, be it animal skins for clothing or trees for habitat and transportation. They hunted, fished, and farmed. And, in general, they lived very close to nature. They held a deep reverence for a nurturing and healthy environment, viewing humans as only one strand in a complex, interdependent web of life. Frank Ettawageshik will address the Native American perspective on the environment, their philosophy about and approach to environmental issues, both in the past and at present. He will also describe his own experiences in working to protect Michigan’s lakes and rivers as well as his work on United Nations Climate Change initiatives. Frank Ettawageshik is a member of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians in Harbor Springs, MI. He serves as Executive Director of the United Tribes of Michigan and was chosen by the Native Nations Institute to serve as its 2010 Indigenous Leadership Fellow. He served as the Tribal Chairman of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians for fourteen years. As Tribal Chairman he was instrumental in the adoption of the Tribal and First Nations Great Lakes Water Accord in 2004 and the United League of Indigenous Nations Treaty in 2007. He is also the Chairman of the United League of Indigenous Nations Governing Board and the Co-chair of the National Congress of American Indians Federal Recognition Task Force. In both December 2015 and October-November 2021 he attended the United Nations global climate summit, Council of the Parties 21/26, (UNFCCC COP21/26) as a delegate from the National Congress of American Indians.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Category : Series 5 - Native Americans of the Great Lakes Region
Date(s) : 05/19/2022
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED