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MAZINAIGANPAGE20FALL2013FISHINGDERBYEDUCATIONALMATERIALSKBICkidsfshingderbyreelsinrecordnumbersWarnerrecognizedChildrenoftheSeventhFireAnancientprophecyformoderntimesUsingoraltraditionsfromtheindigenouspeopleofeasternNorthAmericaauthorLisaA.HarthaswoventheAnishinabeProphecyoftheSeventhFireintoachildrensstorytitledChildrenoftheSeventhFireAnAncientStoryforModernTimes.ChildrenreadingthestorylearnabouteachofthesevenpropheciesorfiresasNativeandnon-NativechildreninthestorylistentoanOjibweeldersretellingofthisancientwisdom.ThischildrensbookexplainstheProphecyoftheSeventhFiretothechildrenastheyvisitaNativeAmericanreservation.KinooanOjibweelderteachesthatwearelivinginthetimeoftheseventhfireandinordertomoveintothetimeoftheeighthandfinalfireweneedtoliveinbalanceandharmonyinaworldwhereEarthandallbeingsaretreatedwithrespect.Universalthemescanbefoundthroughout.Childreninthestorylearnwaystoliveanenvironmentallyfriendlylifestylethroughrecyclingenergycreationorganicgardeningandlegislativeinvolvement.Theselessonsmakeenvironmentalawarenessandactionaccessibleforchildrenofallagesreadingthestory.Theywillalsolearnabouttheimportanceoflivinginpeaceloveandrespectingindigenousperspectivesandlifeways.ChildrenoftheSeventhFireis40pagessoftcoverandhas35full-colorillustrationsbyJoeLiles.ForwardbyEdwardBenton-Banai.Thisbookisavailableforpurchasethroughwww.childrenoftheseventhfire.comoryourlocalbookstore.ISBN1-935778-17-X.TheTeachersActivityandSkillsGuidebookhasbeendevelopedtobeusedalongwithChildrenoftheSeventhFireineducationalsettingsforgrades3-6ages8-12.Theguidebookusesthehumanitiestoteachenvironmentaledu-cationsocialstudiesandNorthAmericanIndianStudiesbaseduponatraditionalAnishinabeteaching.Educatorswillfindthoughtprovokingdiscussionsandwritingpromptsthataddressimportantissuesinthesetimesofsocialeconomicandenvironmentalchange.Theexerciseswillchallengestudentstobecreativesolution-orientedcooperativeandtothinkwithboththeirheadsandtheirhearts.Theguidebookisalsosoftcoverhas36pagesandisavailableatwww.childrenoftheseventhfire.com.Thetimetoempowerourchildrenwithindigenouswisdomisnow.GabrielHornA.K.A.WhiteDeerofAutumnBaragaMich.Afirst-everfish.Athousandsmiles.Recordattendance.ThenumbersframeanexceptionaldayoflearningandfunatKeweenawBayIndianCommunitysKBIC11thKidsFishingDerby.YoungpeoplefromasfarawayasNovaScotiahelpedeclipsetheprevioushighmarkof370reaching425registeredkidsonJune29atOjibwaCampground.WehaveanamazingdiversityofkidsattendingsaidGeneMenscheventorganizerandKBICbiologist.Familiescontactedusinadvancesotheycouldscheduletheirvacationsaroundthisevent.Fromthefive-acreDerbyPondkidslandedbluegilllargemouthbassbull-headandrockbassforavarietyofprizes.Nearbystationsmannedbyvolunteersfeaturedfishing-relatedgamesandactivitieslikeminnowracing.AhandfulofGLIFWCstafftookpartinthefestivitiesincludingconservationofficerswhotaughtcanoeingfundamentalsinthechillywatersofLakeSuperiorsKeweenawBay.ManypeoplehadneverbeeninacanoebeforesaidGLIFWCOfficerHeatherNaigus.Justgoingovercanoeingsafetyandintroducingsomebasicstrokesprovidedagoodexperienceonthewaterforkidsandtheirfamilymembers.DerbygoerslookingforamoreleisurelyexperienceonthewaterhoppedahaywagontonearbyBucksMarinawhereKBICOfficerTimTilsonofferedtoursofthebayaboardatribalpatrolboat.CloudsandlightrainearlyongavewaytosunnyskiesandeasywavesonthebaythatformsthecenterpieceofKBICsLAnseReservation.ByCharlieOttoRasmussenStaffWriterUndertheanxiousgazeofKBICFishDerbyparticipantsBillMattesmeasuresapanshattheeventregistrationstation.MattesaGLIFWCsheriesbiologistandKBICNaturalResourcesTechnicianShawnSeppanenleftrecordeddatafromthe125shlandedbyyouthshers.PhotobyCORTerriDenomiecelebratesashergrandsonPeytonlandshisveryrstshattheKBICKidsFishingDerbyJune29.PhotobyCharlieOttoRasmussenUnsuccessfulDerbyPondanglersgotasecondcracktohookafishinaportabletankloadedwithheftytroutfromtheKBICFishHatchery.Thekidshadmixedsuccessassomeofthebrooktroutweremorecooperativethanothers.EveryyearwededicatesomeofoursurplusbroodstocktofishingeventssaidMenschwhosplitsfisheriesmanagementactivitybetweenhatcheryandfieldwork.MenschsaidtheGenoaNationalFishHatcherykicks-inadditionalfishtohelpmeetthegrowingdemandthatincludestheBaragaCountyFairthisyear.Since1997theKBICFishHatcheryhasstockedmorethan1.2milliontroutintolocalwaters.MillionsmorelaketroutwalleyeandasmallnumberoflargemouthbasshavebeenproducedatthefacilityinPequamingoverthepast20yearsimprovingthefisheryresourceoninlandlakesalongwithLakeSuperioranditstributaries.The2013eventwasdedicatedtothememoryofToddWarnerKBICNaturalResourcesDirectorwhowalkedonlastyear.AtthecloseoftheDerbyMembersofWarnersfamilyandKBICofficialspresentedthenewToddWarnerLegacyAwardtoUniversityofMichiganstudentSierraAyers.EstablishedbytheWarnerfamilythe500scholarshipisopentocollegefreshmanandsophomorespursuingadegreeinnaturalresourcesorarelatedenvironmentalfield.