Sucessful Public Input Meeting

The Lake Superior Binational Forum hosted an open public meeting called “Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg): Protecting and Restoring the Lake Superior Basin”, in November that highlighted the important programs and initiatives Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg) tribes are doing to help reach goals established in the Lake Superior Binational Program’s Lakewide Action Management Plan (LAMP).

Approximately 175 people attended two programs at the Red Cliff Band’s Legendary Waters Resort and Casino near Bayfield, Wisconsin.

“The Binational Forum was very happy to see so many tribal and non-tribal people at this unique public meeting,” said Lorraine Norrgard, U.S. vice chair of the Binational Forum. “This was the first public meeting in the basin that focused on the outstanding contributions our Lake Superior Anishinaabeg are making to protect and restore natural and human environments. We were delighted with the large turnout, which told us people are very interested in hearing the good tribes are doing on and off the reservation.”

To listen to speaker’s PowerPoint presentations, see photographs, watch videos, and learn more about what western Lake Superior tribes are doing, visit our Meeting web page.

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Forum Public Meeting: Nov. 14

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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 pm




Representatives of Lake Superior Ojibwe (Anishinaabeg ) 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.  Click to view agenda.

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.  Click to go to Meeting page.

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November Radio Show Schedule Announced

WOJB_Nov_screen_shotBig Sea Shining Water

This community radio station in northern Wisconsin (88.9 FM) hosts “Big Sea Shining Water,” a 20-minute live interview conversation with the Lake Superior Binational Forum and a variety of guests from all around the Lake Superior basin.

Join us at 8:30 a.m. Central time to hear about a special aspect of living around the world’s largest freshwater lake—from history to current issues—and also hear what’s happening around the lake and how you can get involved.

Listen Live to WOJB

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