Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission http://wxpr.org en Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing http://wxpr.org/post/tribes-reserve-more-walleye-spearing <p>The state Natural Resources Board has authorized the DNR to take emergency steps to protect Wisconsin’s fish supply. &nbsp;The&nbsp;move comes after Wisconsin’s Chippewa tribes declared they’ll reserve a record number of walleye in the spearing season.</p><p></p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes plan to spear up to 63,000 walleye this spring - five thousand more than last year.&nbsp; As Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission spokesperson Sue Erickson explains, typically tribal members only take about half of what is declared.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:46:08 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15816 at http://wxpr.org Tribes Reserve More Walleye for Spearing Snow Snakes: A Lesson in Survival http://wxpr.org/post/snow-snakes-lesson-survival <p>A group of middle school students gathered last month in Lac du Flambeau to learn outdoor winter skills.&nbsp; Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission organized the weekend camp.&nbsp; As WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski reports, it’s as much about cultural preservation as it is getting outdoors.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>At Deep Snow Camp, most of the activities are focused on survival skills like building a snow shelter or ice fishing with simple materials.&nbsp; But a lot of the sessions focus on another type of survival: the cultural kind.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 15688 at http://wxpr.org Snow Snakes: A Lesson in Survival Mine Regulations: Not Tough Enough? http://wxpr.org/post/mine-regulations-not-tough-enough <p>One mining specialist is questioning whether a proposed iron mine in the Penokee range has enough social support to go forward.&nbsp;</p><p>John Coleman is an environmental section leader at <a href="http://www.glifwc.org/" target="_blank">Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission</a>, a group that helps enforce tribal treaty rights in Wisconsin.&nbsp; Coleman has worked primarily on mining issues since 1994, when a mine proposed near Crandon faced tribal opposition.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Coleman thinks state regulators aren’t as tough as they were in the nineties.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:33:50 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10282 at http://wxpr.org