Richard Monette Portrait Photograph

Richard Monette


College of Letters & Science l Law School

Hometown: Belcourt, Turtle Mountain (ND)

Professor of Law, on faculty since 1992. Former Chairman and CEO, Turtle Mountain Chippewa


  • This talk will illustrate that sovereigns determine culture by balancing the public and private, collective and individual, with comparative illustrations between State and Tribes.

  • This talk will map the evolution of the structure of the Wisconsin constitution and relationships between the State government and various institutions and citizen rights and responsibilities.

  • This talk will explain the fundamental cornerstones of tribal sovereignty and culture, how to preserve and protect it or how to destroy it.