Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg):
Protecting and Restoring the Lake Superior Basin
Friday, November 14, 2014
12:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Legendary Waters Resort and Casino, Red Cliff, Wisconsin
Reception celebrating Native American Arts and Culture
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Lake Superior Binational Forum
Representatives of Lake Superior Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) on the western side of Lake Superior and the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission will share presentations and stories of how they are successfully protecting and restoring natural ecosystems on their reservations and in ceded territories.
As participants in the Lake Superior Binational Program, tribes in the Lake Superior basin are actively engaged in programs and initiatives that meet the goals and visions established in the Lake Superior Lakewide Action Management Plan (LAMP).
Speakers from several tribes will talk about a variety of programs they're working on including climate change responses, invasive species controls, managing fish hatcheries and creating sustainable fish populations, wild rice restorations, mining issues and others.
In addition to presentations, a dozen tribal and regional groups and agencies will offer displays about a variety of lake issues and programs. Final agendas and the display guest list will be available on the LSBF web site by October 15.
Members of the public are invited to an open public comment period starting at 4:30 p.m. on November 14. Anyone is welcome to express their comments about any issues related to Lake Superior.
The Forum is also proud to host an evening of music, storytelling, and updates about regional Native American issues at an evening program celebrating the role of the arts in Anishinaabeg tribes. This presentation is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Legendary Waters.
All Forum meetings are free and open to the public with no need to pre-register.
This meeting is supported by the following agencies and organizations: United States Environment Protection Agency, Great Lakes Restoration, Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Northland College.
The Lake Superior Binational Program represents a partnership of federal, state, provincial, and First Nations/tribal governments working together with citizens to ensure the protection of the Lake Superior basin ecosystem. The Forum was created in 1991 when the Binational Program members recognized the importance of having a citizen stakeholder group to give input to agencies and governments about how to manage the lake.
The Forum is a citizen stakeholder group of American and Canadian volunteers who work together to provide input to governments about management efforts and to educate basin residents about ways to protect and restore the lake basin's natural resources.
The Forum's U.S. Coordinator's office has been headquartered at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, for 22 years.