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PAGE3MAZINAIGANFALL2013TRIBALCHAIRNEWSJACKSONHONOREDLacCourteOreillesReservationWis.BringingthePipebackintotheTribalCouncilsmeetingswasthefirstorderofbusinessforthenewlyelectedLacCourteOreillesTribalChairmanMicIshamduringaninaugurationceremonyJuly2attheLCOConventionCenter.AlsoelectedtoofficeswereRustyBarberasvice-chairmanandNormaRossassecretary-treasurer.IshamalsoservesastheGLIFWCBoardofCommissionersChairmanandhasbeenastaunchandsteadyadvocatefortreatyrightsandtribalsovereigntythroughtheyears.CreditingmanyelderswhohelpedpavehispathtowardstheLCOchairmanshipIshamalsoacknowledgedLCOtribalmembersMikeandFredTribblewhoseactionssparkedtheVoigtlitigationandresultedintheaffirmationofoff-reservationtreatyrightsinthe1837and1842Treatycededterritories.InhisremarkstoapackedconventioncenterIshamannouncedthathisfirstpriorityistoprotectsovereigntyandourtreatyrightsforthenextsevengenera-tionswhileacknowledgingthetriballeadersof1983whokeptthetribesunifiedandformedGLIFWC.AlsoservingontheLCOTribalCouncilareGordonThayerDonCarleyGaryClauseandLarryKagigebi.IshamtakesoathasLCOsnewchairmanBySueEricksonStaffWriterLacCourteOreillesnewtribalchairmanMicIshamtakestheoathofofceduringaninauguraleventonJuly2.PhotobySueEricksonRobertJacksoncenter-leftentersretirementwiththerespectofGLIFWCmemberbandsandmanyothertribesintheMidwest.JacksonabiologistandskilledorganizerreceivedajointresolutionreprintedbelowfromtheGLIFWCBoardofCommissionersandVoigtIntertribalTaskForceVITFduringthe21stPartnersinFishingeventatLacduFlambeauonJune5.IntheresolutionGLIFWCofcialsexpressedsincereandlastinggratitudeandappreciationtoBobJacksonforhisyearsofserviceandcommendhimforhisleadershipinandcommitmenttotheprotectionandimplementationofcededterritorytreaty-reservedhuntingshingandgatheringrights.Sincethelate1980shehasbeenatthevanguardofsuccessfultribalnaturalresourcesprogramsincludingCastingLightUpontheWatersandCircleofFlight.JacksonsBIAcareerbeganduringaperiodofturmoilwhenOjibwepeoplewereharanguedatspringboatlandingsandinthemediaforexercisingreservedtreatyrightslikewalleyespearshing.ThroughtheCastingLightinitiativebiologistsfromfederalagenciesGLIFWCStateofWisconsinandseveraltribesannuallyworktogethertosurveywalleyepopulationshelpingensuresustainablepopulationsforallusers.PicturedfromleftTomMaulsonVITFChairmanBobJacksonMicIshamGLIFWCBoardChairmanandGLIFWCExecutiveAdministratorJimZorn.PhotobyCharlieOttoRasmussenJointresolutioninrecognitionofRobertJacksonWHEREASRobertBobJacksonalongtimeemployeeoftheBureauofIndianAffairshasdemonstratedanenduringcommitmenttoandunder-standingoftribalsovereigntyandtheUnitedStatestrustandtreatyobligationstotheGreatLakesIndianFishandWildlifeCommis-sionsmembertribesandWHEREASBobJacksonhasworkedtirelesslytohonorandfulfillthoseobliga-tionsbyprotectingandfurtheringthesovereigntyoftheCommis-sionsmembertribesandhelpingthemensurethattheirtreatyrightsarefullyimplementedandWHEREASBobJacksonhasworkedtobuildtheTribesnaturalresourceman-agementcapacitynecessarytoenabletheexerciseoftreatyrightsinthetruespiritofself-determinationandself-governanceandWHEREASBobJacksonhasengenderedcooperationcollaborationandpartner-shipsamongstatefederalandtribalgovernmentsinfurtheranceofco-managementactivitiesandtheprotectionofAkiandWHEREASBobJacksonscommitmenttotheCommissionitsmembertribesandtheirnaturalresourceprioritieshashelpedensurethatpresentandfuturegenerationswillbeabletomeaningfullyexercisetheircededterritoryrightsandthattreatyresourcesareabundantandhealthy.NOWTHEREFOREBEITRESOLVEDthattheGreatLakesIndianFishandWildlifeCommissionsBoardofCommissionersandVoigtIntertribalTaskForceexpresstheirsincereandlastinggratitudeandapprecia-tiontoBobJacksonforhisyearsofserviceandcommendhimforhisleadershipinandcommitmenttotheprotectionandimplementa-tionofcededterritorytreaty-reservedhuntingfishingandgatheringrights.BEITFURTHERRESOLVEDthattheBoardofCommissionersandtheVoigtIntertribalTaskextendtheircongratulationstoBobJacksonontheoccasionofhisretirementfromtheBureauofIndianAffairsandwishhimfulfillmentinhisfutureendeavors.TribesrecognizeJacksonsyearsofserviceOdanahWis.BadRiverTribalChairMikeWigginswasrecentlyawardedtheLakeSuperiorBinationalForumsEnvironmentalStewardshipAwardinthecategoryofU.S.Adult.WigginsreceivedhisawardataspecialceremonyheldJuly13attheBigTopChautauquanearBayfieldWisconsin.Mr.WigginsrepresentsthebestinsustainablepracticesbyanadultinstewardingthehealthofLakeSuperiorthispastyearsaidLissaRadkecoordi-natoroftheLakeSuperiorBinationalForumheadquarteredattheSigurdOlsonEnvironmentalInstituteatNorthlandCollegeinAshlandWis.WigginsreceivedhighmarksfromjudgesinthecategoryofU.S.adultforhiscollaborativerelationshipswithtribalandnontribalindividualsandgroupsacrossWisconsintotryandprotectthehighqualityofwateronandoffreserva-tionRadkesaid.MikesroleaschampionforLakeSuperiortheKakagonandBadRiverSloughsandtheriversandstreamsoftheBadRiverWatershedinspiredmanypeopleacrossWisconsintobecomeactiveinwaterissuesandactionsRadkesaid.Wigginshasbeenawell-knownvoiceandbridge-builderinhisoppositiontoaproposedtaconitemineinthePenokeeMountainslocatedoff-reservationbutupstreamfromtheBadRiverBandoftheLakeSuperiorTribeofChippewaIndiansreservation.MikehelpeddevelopcollaborativerelationshipswithtribalandnontribalindividualsandgroupsacrossWisconsintotrytoprotectthehighqualityofwateronandoffreservationRadkesaidofthejudgescomments.LakeSuperiorBinationalForumpressreleaseBadRiverTribalChairmanWigginsReceivesBinationalAwardforProtectingWater