Walter Albert "Walt" Bresette 1947 – 1999

Walter A. Bresette was a prominent Anishinabe (Ojibwe, Chippewa) activist, anthropologist, politician, and author most notable for work on environmental issues and Ojibwe treaty rights in northern Wisconsin and the Lake Superior region. He founded or co-founded several organizations including Witness for Nonviolence, the Midwest Treaty Network, and the Wisconsin Green Party. Walter died Sunday, February 21, 1999 at St. Mary's Medical Center, Duluth. He was born on July 4, 1947 in Hayward, Wisconsin to Wilfred and Blanche (LaFernier) Bresette. He graduated from Bayfield High School in 1964. He served in the U.S. Army for four years. He graduated from the Chicago School of Art. Continue reading