MARQUETTE Ã‚– The Native American Student Association at Northern Michigan University has invited representatives from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission to make a public presentation on "1842 Treaty Rights and Lake Superior Fishing." It is scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Ontario Rooms of the University Center at NMU.
The two GLIFWC representatives are Bill Mattes, Lake Superior section leader, and Jim St. Arnold, community education specialist. They will discuss treaty history, treaty impacts, treaty fishing and regulations, tribal resource management initiatives, and what impacts Lake Superior fishing.
Ã‚“People donÃ‚’t really understand what treaties are and what they mean to them,Ã‚” St. Arnold said. Ã‚“One of the best ways to counter this is through community education. More fish in Lake Superior are killed each year by sea lamprey than by tribal fishing and sport fishing combined. Tribal members fish under tribal regulations and laws. Tribes are very active in fisheries management and enhancement programs.Ã‚”
Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ The presentation is open to the public free of charge. For more information, contact the diversity student services office at NMU at 906-227-1554.