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Rights of Nature with Tribal Attorney, Frank Bibeau (Ojibwe)
March 8 @ 7:00 pm
Community Rights Lane County Presents:
Frank Bibeau (Ojibwe), Tribal Attorney and Executive Director of the 1855 Treaty Authority.
Mr. Bibeau represented Winona LaDuke’s Honor the Earth organization in the Embridge Baaken pipeline disputes. He most recently secured the Rights of Wild Rice for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, the first Rights of Nature law to recognize the rights of a plant species.
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Even a superficial look at history reveals that no social advance rolls in on the wheels [of] inevitability. Every step towards the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Without persistent effort, time itself becomes an ally of the insurgent and primitive forces of irrational emotionalism and social destruction. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.