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PAGE23MAZINAIGANFALL2014LakeSuperiorfishstablesomeslightlydecliningHEALINGCIRCLERUNLVDhonorscorerunnerscentury.Mostfishingtakesplacenearshoreinwaterslessthan260feetdeepabout23ofthelake.Currenttrendsinthesenearshorewatersincludeanincreasedfishharvestwhilefishpopulationsremainstableorslightlydeclining.Seventy-seven77ofGichigamiisgreaterthan260feetdeep.Currentlynotmuchfishingoccursintheseoffshorewaters.Fishincludesiscowetorfatlaketroutadeepwaterrelativetothelaketroutwithahigherbodyfatcontentbloaterchubskiyianddeepwatersculpin.Alloftheseoffshorefishpopulationsincreasedthroughtheturnofthecenturyandarepresentlystable.ReprintedfromPrefacefromHornsW.H.C.R.BronteT.R.BusiahnM.P.EbenerR.L.EshenroderT.GorenfloN.KmiecikW.MattesJ.W.PeckM.Pet-zoldD.R.Schreiner.2003.FishcommunityobjectivesforLakeSuperior.GreatLakesFish.Comm.Spec.Pub.03-01.78p.CheyenneWhiteGLIFWCalsohasareturninginternwhoisinhighschool.CheyenneWhiteLacCourteOreillesattendsWashburnHighSchoolandshewillgraduatein2015.Cheyenneworksasanofficeassistantwhereshehelpsorganizeandhelpsoutwhereitisneeded.ShereallyenjoystheworkenvironmentandthefriendlinessoftheGLIFWCstaff.CheyenneappliedforthepositionafterhermotherjoinedGLIFWCstaffandshetookadvantageofanLTEopportunitylastyear.AsshefinishesuphighschoolCheyenneplansontakingcollegecoursesnextyearandwillgraduateearly.AftergraduationshewantstojoinJobCorps.WhenshesnotworkinghardtograduateCheyennelikestoruncanoeswimbeadandplayguitar.KaylaPlucinskiThetitleforyoungestGLIFWCemployeegoestoKaylaPlucinskiBadRivertribalmemberwhoisgoingintohersophomoreyearatAshlandHighSchool.DaughterofPublicInformationOfficePIOAssistantDirectorLynnPlucinskiKaylareturnedforasecondyearatGLIFWCworkingwithPIOanddoesmanyin-officejobs.WhilesheworksKaylafavorsaskingquestionstolearnaboutthenumerousthingsGLIFWCdoes.KaylarecentlyreturnedfromherfirstyearwiththePre-CollegeEnrichmentOpportunityProgramforLearningExcellencePEOPLEatUW-Madisonwhichisaprogramthathelpsprovideenrichedacademiclearningopportunitiesforstudentsofcolorandlow-incomestudentsbybringingthemtotheUW-Madisoncampusduringthesummer.AftershegraduateshighschoolKaylaisplanningonbecomingafellowBadgeratUW-Madisonalthoughsheisnotsurewhatshewantstostudy.GLIFWCLTEsSeeGLIFWCLTEspage22Continuedfrompage9The2014HealingCircleRunWalkHCRwasspecialjustlikeeachoftherunwalksinprioryearsdatingbackto2001whentheHCRfirstpickedupthepathofits1989and1990predecessortheAnishinaabeSolidarityRelay.HCRsarealwaysspecialbecausetheycombinephysicalandspiritualexperiencesalongthe580-milepathlinkingeightOjibwereservations.Therunisafterallaprayer.Openingandclosingceremonieseachmorningandnightwhenasemaawithprayersfromtheheartaresentupasopwaaganagarelitandthearomaofsageandbearrootsmudgefillstheairprovideatimebothforintrospectionandsharing.Eachpersoninthecircleofrunnerswalkersandcommunitymembersbringshisorherownstoriesstruggleshumortearsandcaretothecircle.Thosethingsaresharedandcarriedasprayersdowntheroadtothenextdestination.Eachstepisaprayer.Thisisthewaythathealingispetitionedandreceivedbyindividualsfamiliesandcommunities.The2014HCRwasspecialthoughinseveralways.ForoneitpausedatLacVieuxDesertsLVDKetegitigaaningOjibweRoundHousetohonorcorerunnersfromthe1989and1990AnishinaabeSolidarityRelaysthosewhoranandcompletedtheentirejourneyinoneorbothofthosefirsttworuns.Fourteenofthirtycorerunnersfrom1989and1990joinedthegatheringtovisitrememberfeastandgivethanks.Twenty-twoofforty-onecorerunnersfromtheHealingCircleRunswerealsopresent.CorerunnerswerehonoredwithsongsfromthetwoinviteddrumsTomahawkCircleandLVDFourThundersandweregiftedjacketswiththeSolidarityRunlogo.OneoftheoriginalorganizersErnieSt.GermaineLacduFlambeaugaveanhistoricalaccountofthefirstrunandthesocialsettingthatgaveitbirth.Bundleswerealsopresentedtotribalcommunitiestoacknowledgeandthankthemfortheirsupportoftherunsoverthepast25years.OrganizergiiweMartinLVDandcorerunnernotedhowtherelaysandrunshavealwaysdependedonthehospitalityofthetribalcommunitiestheyvisited.Theyhavebeengivenhousingfoodandmostofallthehonorofmeetingwiththepeoplefromeachcommunity.The2014HealingCircleRunwasspecialbecauseitbroughttogetherthe23corerunnerswalkersandaround20-50peoplefromtheeachoftheeightcommu-nities.Around420peopleparticipatedintherunwalkandthegatheringatLVD.The2014HCRwasspecialbecausemiigwanagfeathersweretiedtomitiginabeastaffusedasatalkingstickinmemoryofTobasonakwutandNiigaanigaabowtwospiritualleaderswhohavewalkedonbutprovidedguidancetoGLIFWCandsomanyothers.The2014HCRendedatPipestoneCreekontheLacCourteOreillesreserva-tionleavingatrailofmemoriesbothpersonalandsharedofthanksofcaringandofhope.BySueEricksonStaffWriterBundlespreparedasgiftsforthetribalcommunitieswhosupportedtheHealingCircleRunthroughtheyearsincludedblanketsmedicinesandwildrice.PhotobyDylanJenningsThewell-traveled1989-1990AnishinaabeRelaystaffarrivedatthe25thcelebrationoftheRelayandHealingCircleRuns.RunnersErnieSt.GermaineLacduFlambeauTinaDanforthOneidachairwomangiiweMartinLacVieuxDesertandWesMartinMenomineeadmirethestaff.CorerunnerBethReedisinthebackgroun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