What's New Ancient sturgeon finally catch a break Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (9/24) An estimated $5 billion has been invested over the last 50 years — including the Deep Tunnel project and dam removals — in efforts to clean the Milwaukee River in Wisconsin. Now, a crew at Riveredge and many others are working to restore sturgeon to the river.
Northern Minnesota oil pipeline opposition led by Winona LaDuke St. Paul Pioneer Press (4/18) An American Indian environmental group led by nationally known Winona LaDuke is fighting a northern Minnesota oil pipeline because the pipeline is projected to go through environmentally fragile areas of the state, including the country’s largest wild rice bed.
Forestry Center, Band connect over land dispute Pine Journal (12/8) After years of miscommunication born from land ownership issues, a University of Minnesota research center and the neighboring Chippewa tribe are working to find common ground on the Lake Superior Chippewa Reservation.
The fun-filled Wild Rice Road released Indian Country Today Media Network (9/13) The Wild Rice Road tells the story of two children on their way to an annual wild rice camp on the Saginaw Bay and was created to teach children respect for natural resources like wild rice and a connection to Mother Earth through the Anishinaabe language.
Red Cliff Band resumes Lake Superior Barrels Project Northland's NewsCenter (9/12) The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has resumed their Lake Superior Barrels Project off the North Shore near Two Harbors, Minnesota. Crews were working off the coast of the McQuade Safe Harbor on Wednesday and pulled several over packs that contained the barrels from the bottom of the lake.
Indian Summer Festival celebrates the Great Lakes Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (9/1) It's all about water this year at the Indian Summer Festival, an annual celebration of the Great Lakes tribal nations Friday through Sunday at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee.
TEACH: Native Peoples of the Great Lakes Region Indians, or Native Peoples, were the original inhabitants of the Great Lakes region. Approximately 120 tribes and First Nations have occupied the Great Lakes basin over the course of history. Through this series of photo essays, learn about the history, livelihood and oral tradition of these proud peoples.
Chippewa Ottawa Resource Authority CORA, formerly the Chippewa Ottawa Treaty Fishery Management Authority, was formed in 1981 to regulate the treaty fishery between five tribes and the state of Michigan.
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Comprised of eleven sovereign tribal governments located throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, the Commission's purpose is to protect and enhance treaty-guaranteed rights to hunt, fish, and gather on inland territories, to protect and enhance treaty guaranteed fishing on the Great Lakes, and to provide cooperative management of these resources.
Great Lakes Intertribal Council A consortium of federally recognized Indian tribes in Wisconsin and Upper Michigan that assists with delivery of services and programs.
National Association of Friendship Centres Based in Ottawa, Ontario, the NAFC seeks to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples in an urban environment by supporting activities that encourage equal access to, and participation in, Canadian society and encourage Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
Laws and Treaties Indian Treaties Industry Canada's SchoolNet Digital Collections Thirteen documents representing various types of arrangements between Aboriginal Peoples and representatives of the government of Canada have been selected for this project by the National Archives of Canada.
Tribal Gathering Memorandum of Understanding In December 1998, the U.S. Forest Service and 10 Chippewa Tribes of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildife Commission entered into an agreement regarding gathering rights on national forest lands.