Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24• ENFORCEMENT • Regional officers, first responders prepare for deadly scenario Ashland,Wis.—Multiplelawenforce- ment and emergency response agencies convergedattheNorthlandCollegecampus June 3 in a coordinated drill to confront an activeshooterandmanagecareforgunshot victims. GLIFWC officers joined Ashland PoliceDepartment(APD),AshlandCounty Sheriffs(ACS),andBayfieldCountySher- iffs (BCS), along with fire departments from Ashland, Washburn and Mason on the campus-wide exercise to prepare for a possible attack in far northern Wisconsin. SaidAshlandPoliceChiefJamesGre- giore:“Theimportanceofthiscollaborative effort cannot be stressed enough. We can’t pretend that it could never happen, and there’s no way to prepare unless we bring all the agencies together.” Representatives from Ashland-based Memorial Medical Center also participated, focusing on coor- dinating emergency care for casualties. Pictured from left: Sheriff Mic Bren- nan and Sgt Nate Delegan (ACS); Mark Campy, Nick Ovaska, Matt Rooney, Jeremy Page, Bill Hagstrom, and Ty Juoni (APD);JustinGilbertson(ACS);DanNorth and Gale Smith (GLIFWC); Cory Chard (APD); Steven Amsler (GLIFWC); Steve Goodlet (ACS); Mike Kastern and Andy Runis (BCS); Sgt. Gene Brinker (APD); MattKniskern(GLIFWC)andChiefJames Gregoire (APD). —COR Youth fishing event draws hundreds Good weather and a great line-up brought a record number of participants to South Shore Fishing Association’s annual Kids and Families Fishing Day June 18 in Marquette. GLIFWC Officer Matt Kniskern joined the festivities, helping kids tie fishing lines and man- aging hooked bluegills from a pond at Lakenenland. The Chocolay Raptor Rehabilitation Center drew a lot of atten- tion when they introduced an owl, falcon, and hawk to the gathering. The Center also delivered a well-received presentation on raptors of the Upper Peninsula. With lunch sponsored by Elks of Marquette and free fishing gear for all the kids, it was an exceptional event that helped lure more youngsters into fishing and a better appreciation of the outdoors. Milestones at Onji-Akiing make for outstanding youth camp Dewe’igan, campers-turned-counselors shine CampNesbit,Mich.—TheflagshipoftheGLIFWCEnforcementDivision’s summer youth outreach events, Camp Onji-Akiing made a significant cultural step in 2016 with the construction of a dewe’igan, or drum. For Fred Maulson, chief GLIFWC warden and camp co-founder, the drum represents an important step in the camp’s growth. “Having a drum is a great thing. It’s inspiring to our young people, especially those who don’t have strong connections to their culture,” said Maulson, who campers chose as Keeper of the new drum. “The kids are equals here. Some may have knowledge that others don’t, but sharing is central to what we do here.” In an exceptionally diverse summer at Onji-Akiing, 44 campers representing 16 tribes were in attendance. The annual event is a US Forest Service-GLIFWC initiative designed to develop outdoor and leadership skills in tribal youth from the upper Great Lakes region. Now in it’s eighth season, Onji-Akiing is increasingly benefitting from the presence of veteran campers who return as junior counselors, joining the ranks of tribal elders, GLIFWC wardens, and Forest Service staff who run the camp. GLIFWC Outreach Officer & Camp Director Heather Naigus Bliss, said camp organizers also added a special group this year. “We’ve got the camp’s first four junior counselors from back in 2011 as full counselors this year. Three of them are recent high school graduates on their way to college,” Bliss said. “It’s really an amazing thing to see the growth in these young people.” From catching and filleting fish to team-building exercises on the high ropes, youth are on the move and learning. Morning runs through pine-scented forests jumpstart the day, silent walks provide time for reflection in nature. At mid-week, campers met with representatives from multiple agencies and institutions during an afternoon career fair. Professionals from the Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Natural Resources, Lac Vieux Desert Conservation Corps, GLIFWC, and five colleges offered advice and insights into a host of career opportunities and the coursework required to get there. By Charlie Otto Rasmussen, Staff Writer Maulson said he’s proud to work with all the dedicated individuals that again helped make the camp a success. KBIC’s Rodney Loonsfoot and Mole Lake’s Wayne LaBine played an integral role in the new dewe’igan this year, Maulson said.Loonsfootsuperviseddrumconstruction—whichincludedstretchingamoose KBIC’s Rodney Loonsfoot looks on as a camper cuts lacing for the Onji-Akiing drum. (Fred Maulson photo) hide, making drum sticks, and painting the base—and he shared some entry-level songs for the kids to sing. Saginaw Chippewa’s Howard Kimewon taught Anishinabemowin while Steve Perry, Wayne LaBine and Roger LaBine worked with campers across a broad spectrum of Ojibwe know-how. “Coming to camp feels like a homecoming,” said Kolton Houlton, Navajo Nation, a former camper and a camp lifeguard in 2016. Look for more from camp Onji-Akiing in early 2017 on the program Native Report from PBS television. In the meantime, see photo galleries of camp life at MAZINA’IGAN PAGE 18 FALL 2016