Joe Heath

Joe Heath has been General Counsel for the Onondaga Nation since 1982 and an attorney since 1975.  For the Nation, his work centers on environmental protection, particularly under the Clean Water Act, focusing on Onondaga Lake and Onondaga Creek; archeologic site and unmarked burial site protection; NAGPRA repatriation and litigation; hunting and fishing rights; treaty rights; excise tax issues; and land rights.

In addition to these current areas of work, Joe has extensive experience in
○    civil rights litigation, having worked on the Attica civil rights class action case for 29 years before it settled in 2000 for $12 million;
○    Constitutional law and protection of free speech and assembly;
○    criminal defense and trials;
○    family law;
○    protection of abused and neglected children;
○    fighting domestic violence

Joe is also and active member of Veterans for Peace.


Presentation – “GAS and WATER DON’T MIX”

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