The Fight for Water & Treaty Rights in the Great Lakes

Treaty Rights & Mining: An Overview | WI

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 7pm | Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute, Sentry Rm, Northland College, 1411 Ellis Ave., Ashland, WI

Speaker: Ann McCammon-Soltis, Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

Eleven federally-recognized Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota have reserved hunting, fishing and gathering rights in territories ceded to the United States through treaties. No state may take away tribal treaty rights, nor allow the destruction of treaty-protected resources such as land or water. So, how are treaty rights affected by human activities such as mining?

Ann McCammon-Soltis, director of the Division of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission Director will provide an overview of Treaty Rights and Mining.

This presentation is part of the institutes 2014 Perspectives on Mining Series. The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute works with Northland College and regional partners to promote stewardship, identify opportunities, deliver educational programs, and facilitate solutions that address environmental issues throughout the North Country.

For more information visit the institute’s website,

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