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Addiction & Overdose

Philomena Kebec

Bloomberg Fellow

Philomena Kebec, J.D., belongs to the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, where she is working on building systems and supports for harm reduction and overdose prevention, tribal healthcare optimization, small business growth and financing and improving community access to local & traditional foods. Philomena is an attorney and judge licensed to practice law in tribal and state courts and has over a decade of experience providing legal and policy services to tribal nations

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians is an Indian Nation of Turtle Island (North America) that has been exercising self-government, practicing and evolving distinct language and cultural traditions, systems of knowledge and science, engaging in economic development, diplomacy and international trade, and implementing indigenous systems to strengthen and maintain the people, continuously, and prior to the formation of the United States and the State of Wisconsin. The mission statement is an expression of the Band’s progressive purpose: The Bad River Tribe aims to work toward a more progressive, financially stable government, to maintain tribal sovereignty; and enable members to progress individually, towards a more fulfilling life culturally, spiritually, and economically.

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