Kekek Jason Stark

LCO Tribal Council Liaison/Legal Council

Kekek Jason Stark is the Attorney General for the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. The mission of the Lac Courte Oreilles Office of the Attorney General is to support, defend, and advance the interests of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe by providing quality legal services to tribal policy makers and tribal government employees. As the Attorney General, Kekek serves as the chief legal representative and advisor to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Governing Board. Under the policy direction of the Tribal Governing Board, the Office of the Attorney General provides timely and efficient legal services to directors, employees and staff of the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government and tribal business enterprises. The Office of the Attorney General also acts as liaison to federal, other tribal, state and local governments, court systems, officials, professional associations, and interest groups on matters of interests to the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe. As the Attorney General, Kekek provides technical supervision of the Office of the Attorney General on a wide range of issues including: treaty rights, natural and cultural resources, land use, child welfare, child support, real property, procurement, preference, tort, contract, constitutional, gaming, environmental, intellectual property, employment law and litigation.  Prior to assuming his role with the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, Kekek served as an Attorney / Policy Analyst for the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. His work at the Commission involved the preservation, implementation and utilization of treaty reserved rights for 11 Ojibwe bands encompassing Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. Kekek is a Turtle Mountain Ojibwe and member of the Bizhiw (Lynx) Clan. He is the past president of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. He is a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow and alum of Hamline University School of Law. Kekek has served as board member of the Waadookodaading Ojibwe Language Institute, the Bad River Head Start Policy Council, the Anoka-Hennepin Indian Education Committee, and Nawayee Center School. Kekek has also served as an adjunct instructor for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College, the University of Wisconsin – Superior, the University of Minnesota – Duluth, and Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

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