Researchers on Mille Lacs wonder 'where are the walleye?' KARE-TV - Minneapolis, MN (5/16) There are serious concerns that the world class fishery at Minnesota's Mille Lacs Lake is suffering through a walleye shortage. The Department of Natural Resources discovered the population is at a 40-year low.
Natives, MNR reach commercial fishing accord Owen Sound Sun Times (3/11) The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources announced a new five-year commercial fishing agreement with Saugeen Ojibway Nation on Monday which permits native commercial fishermen to set their nets in Colpoys Bay and Owen Sound Bay year-round.
Walker signs mining bill into law Wisconsin Public Radio (3/11) Governor Scott Walker has signed into law a controversial mining bill that could lead to a huge iron mine in Ashland and Iron counties south of Lake Superior.
Tribe opposing mine has its own water quality problems Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/26) The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Wis., has been a sharp critic of the potential threat of pollution from a proposed iron ore mine, but the tribe is also grappling with environmental problems of its own.
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.