GLIFWC Publishes Report on Invasive Species in Anishinaabe Ceded Territories

Here is “Forest Invasives Regulatory Review:
Existing Regulations, Enforcement Strategies, Gathering Codes and Response Plans in the 1836, 1837, and 1842 Ojibwe Ceded Territories
” by
Steve Garske
Philomena Kebec.

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Job Postings

These positions are with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, located in Odanah, on the Bad River Indian Reservation.  Both positions are within the Division of Intergovernmental Affairs and will focus on the Commission’s climate change initiative.  Closing date is February 20, 2015.

Coverage of Final Day of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Ruling is expected before November.

Wisconsin Public Radio story here.

Minneapolis Star Tribune story here.

Day one coverage is here and day two coverage is here.

Coverage of Day Two of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Wisconsin Public Radio story is here.

Coverage of day one is here.

Coverage of Day One of Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Night Deer Hunting Trial

Story is here. The trial is scheduled to last a week.

Previous coverage (and links to other related material) is here.

Wisconsin Chippewa Tribes Wait to Hear Night Deer Hunting Ruling


Materials here and here.

Wisconsin Night Deer Hunt Hearing to Continue Thursday



Wisconsin’s Brief and Motion to Strike

Tribes’ Response Brief

Tribes’ Response to Motion to Strike

Previous material is here.

Update in Wisconsin Mining Legislation from Bad River Band

From the Band:

Last year, the Wisconsin Senate began preparations to take up the issue of mining by creating a new committee – the Mining Jobs Committee – composed of Senators who have a long history and commitment to the issue of natural resources.  After the Wisconsin Assembly passed AB 426, legislation that is widely known to be written by an out-of-state company for the purpose of easing environmental regulations and eliminating provisions that allow citizens to participate in the permitting process, the Senate Mining Jobs Committee introduced a bill that moderated a few of AB 426’s provisions.  In a surprise move this week, on Wednesday, the Mining Jobs Committee was dissolved, and it was announced that the Assembly bill would be introduced into the Joint Finance Committee instead.  The Bad River Band and other Wisconsin Tribes have come out strongly against the legislation.  Wisconsin Indian Tribes have sent representatives to the Joint Finance Committee hearing in Madison.  You can watch today’s proceedings here

Here is their press release:

Bad River Media Release on Senatemining bill actions 2-17-12

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Testimony:

AB 426 LRB 4045 joint finance testimony 16feb12

Materials from GLIFWC’s Treaty Symposium — Minwaajimo (Telling a Good Story)

Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission hosted a major treaty rights symposium on July 28-30, 2009, featuring many of the stars of Indian law — Kathryn Tierney, Marc Slonim, Henry Buffalo, Jr., Bruce Greene, and others. The symposium website is here.

Webcasts of many of the speeches are here at

Written materials are linked here:

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25th Anniversary of Voigt Decision in Wisconsin

From the Wisconsin State Journal:

Northern Wisconsin marks an anniversary this year, but not everyone is celebrating. It involves 19th century Indian treaties that brought walleyes, fork-like spears, rock-throwing protesters and claims of racism to the forefront.

Twenty-five years ago, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago affirmed that Chippewa Indian tribes retained off-reservation fishing and hunting rights in 1837 and 1842 treaties that ceded millions of acres of what is now the northern third of Wisconsin to the U.S. government.

It led to a revival of an ancient Chippewa practice — spearing spawning walleyes from lakes in the spring — and led to fears from hook-and-line anglers that the fisheries would be ruined by a fishing method they claimed wasn’t sporting at all.

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