Juliee de la Terre holds an MS from the Gaylord Nelson Institute for environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has been an activist since she was a child helping her mother care for injured wildlife.She lives on a small farm in southwest WI where she grows most of her food and teaches others the art of self-reliance. She is a member of Save Our Unique Lands, an NGO that opposes massive powerline expansion infrastructure. She owns Ethos Restoration Landscapes, a chemical free and native plant and food poly-cultural landscaping business which emphasizes removing lawns and restoring native plants (ethosrl.com). As an environmental consultant she is engaged in a food sovereignty movement with the Ho-Chunk Nation and leads foraging walks. She hopes to launch a multi-faceted deep green immersion project with the tribe that will explore the natural world from earth to sky through various pedagogical methods and an in place poly-cultural green space. She organized and facilitated a 33 days long, trans state walk in 2016 in Wisconsin, to unpack the dangers of the 4 pipe Enbridge pipeline corridor and oppose any expansion of same. She is recently in partnership with Earth Law Center, to initiate the Great Lakes Rights of Nature Coalition working with concerned people all around the Great Lakes ecosystem to enact legal structures that take rights away from corporations and acknowledge the rights of the lakes to exist, persist and flourish. She travels the country giving talks on various subjects and this last weekend presented at the Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, MN about institutionalized violence, its effects on humans and the natural world and how to address it. She believes that transformation begins in hearts and minds and expands to all living systems and that we need to replace war mongering messaging, iconography, education etc with the narrative of acknowledging the intrinsic rights of all living systems. She maintains her blog called “Sacred Water Sacred Land” about the sacredness of all things. Today we talk about the Great Lakes.