Cedar Wilkie Gillette is a law fellow in the Northern Rockies office in Bozeman, Montana.
Cedar is a 2017 graduate of Vermont Law School. Her current fellowship project at Earthjustice is building a broad and diverse coalition that collaboratively lays the groundwork for environmental justice and a healthier environment on tribal and public lands. Cedar is an enrolled tribal member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation and direct descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.
During law school, Cedar interned for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues North American Representative and Vice Chair, interned as a Vermont Law Center for Applied Human Rights Fellow for the Indian Law Resource Center, and interned at Earthjustice's Northeast office. Cedar has written for the Huffington Post and YES! Magazine on fracking and the increased violence against Native American women in the context of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Before law school, Cedar co-founded the tribal grassroots group, No Fracking Way! Turtle Mountain Tribe, that lobbied the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa to become the first tribe to ban fracking in the United States.
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