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PAGE19MAZINAIGANSPRINGSUMMER2013INOUYENEWSBRIEFSSenatorDanielInouyeofHawaiiwarriorandformerChairmanofSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairspassesBySueEricksonStaffWriterAtruefriendtoIndianCountrySenatorDanielInouyeDHawaiiwalkedonattheageof88onDecember172012.AWorldWarIIcombatveteranInouyerepresentedthestateofHawaiisinceits1959statehoodwasachieved.Hewasaprominentandlong-servingSenatorandleaderoftheSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairsservingasitschairmanforatotaloftenyears.InouyeplayedasignificantroleinresolvingconflictsinWisconsinduringthetreatyrightsprotestinthemid1980sandearly1990s.AstheChairmanoftheSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairsInouyewassuccessfulinsecuringaCongres-sionalappropriationtoenableajointfederalstateandtribalassessmentofthewalleyefisheryresourceinWisconsinscededterritorytodeterminethehealthofthefisheryandwhethertribalspearingwasdamagingtheresource.ThefinalreportentitledCastingLightUpontheWaterswasreleasedatapressconferencein1991andindicatedOjibwespearingwasnotdamagingtheresources.ThisjointreportprovedtobeaturningpointintheviolentproteststhathauntedWisconsinlandingseachspringandwassuccessfulinquellingmuchoftheprotestthathingedontheargumentofresourcedepletion.ThisinitiativealsoledtoCongressionalsupportforongoingjointfisheryassessmentsinnorthernWisconsinlakescoordinatedbytheJointAssessmentSteeringCommittee.ThefollowingstatementwasreleasedbyTheNationalCongressofAmeri-canIndiansNCAIfollowingthepassingofthisgreatfriendandwarriorfortherightsofallpeopleSenatorInouyewasoneofthemosthonorableandcourageousmenmodernIndianCountryhasknown.Hewasadistinguishedwarriorandheservedhiscountryandpeoplewithdignityandastrongsenseofadvocacy.AsamemberandchairmanoftheSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairshechampionedtherightsofNativepeoplesandwewillalwaysrememberhimforholdingthelineonnumerousissuescriticaltoculturalprotectionandtribalsovereignty.Ourthoughtsandprayersarewithhisfamilyatthistime.Thiscountryhaslostatruepatriotandstatesman.InthewordsofourNativeHawaiianbrothersandsisterswesayMahalonuiloaforhisserviceandcommitmentandwillforeverrememberthissonofHawaiiasagreatleader.InouyeservedontheSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairsastheChairmanfrom1987-1995asVice-Chairmanfrom1995-1997andagainasChairmanfrom2001-2003.Hewouldhavecontinuedhisroleasacommitteememberinthe113thCongress.InouyeworkedcloselywithNCAIandNativetribesadvocatingfortribalsovereigntytribaleducationalinstitutionsandcommunitydevelopmentamongmanyotherissues.SenatorInouyewashonoredbyNCAIin1999withtheNCAILeadershipAwardforhisservicetoIndianCountry.TheofficialstatementreleasedbyInouyesofficedescribeshislonghistoryofmilitaryserviceSenatorInouyebeganhiscareerinpublicserviceattheageof17whenheenlistedintheU.S.ArmyshortlyafterImperialJapanattackedPearlHarboronDecember71941.HeservedwithEcompanyofthe442RegimentalCombatTeamagroupconsistingentirelyofAmericansofJapaneseancestry.SenatorInouyelosthisarmchargingaseriesofmachinegunnestsonahillinSanTerenzoItalyonApril211945.HisactionsduringthatbattleearnedhimtheMedalofHonor.This1991pictureofOjibwetriballeaderswithSenatorDanielInouyewastakenwhentheCastingLightUpontheWatersreportwasreleased.ThereportreleasedthendingsofajointassessmentofWisconsinlakesbyfederalstateandtribalbiologistsandstatedthatspearshingdidnotharmtheresource.TheefforttorealizethejointassessmentwasleadbySenatorInouyeandthereportprovedtobeaturningpointintheuglyprotestsatboatlandingsinWisconsinthatcharacterizedthemid-to-late1980suntilthesendingsquelledmuchoftheprotest.PhotobyAmooseCededTerritoryNewsBriefsGLIFWCChairmanMichaelJ.IshamJr.namedtoGreatLakesAdvisoryBoardGLIFWCChairmanMichaelJ.IshamJr.wasnamedtothenewly-formedGreatLakesAdvisoryBoard.TheBoardwasestablishedtosupporttheimplementationoftheGreatLakesRestorationInitiativebyprovidingadviceandrecommenda-tionstotheAdministratoroftheUnitedStatesEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyintheAdministratorsroleasChairoftheGreatLakesInteragencyTaskForce.SixteenfederalagenciesparticipateintheTaskForcetocoordinatetherestorationoftheGreatLakes.ThenewBoardismadeupof18representativesfromtribalstateandlocalgovernmentsacademiabusinessandnon-profitorganizations.AppointmentstotheBoardlastfortwoyears.JenniferVanatorMississippiwaterwalkersprayforwaterresourcesCarryingcrystalcleanwaterdrawnfromtheMississippiRiverheadwatersatLakeItascaMinnesota2013waterwalkersfollowedthe1200milecourseofthegreatrivertothefarsouthernportofPilottownLouisianabeginningMarch1.LeadbySharonDayexecutivedirectoroftheIndigenousPeoplesTaskForceandaveteranwaterwalkerthewalkisaprayerforthehealthoftheriverandallofEarthswaterresources.Daywhoparticipatedinthe2011MotherEarthWaterWalkwhichbroughtwaterfromthefourdirectionstoLakeSuperiorcontinuesatraditionofWaterWalksbegunbyCanadianElderJosephineMandamindesignedtobringaware-nesstothesacrednessofwaterandtheneedtoprotectit.DayalongwithhersisterDoreenmadethecommitmenttothisyearsMississippijourneyfollowingMandaminstradition.AlongwithagroupofAnishinaabekweandsupportersMandamincarriedacopperbucketofwateraroundLakeSuperiorin2003aroundLakeMichiganin2004LakeHuronin2005LakeOntarioin2006LakeEriein2007LakeMichi-ganin2008theSt.LawrenceRiverin2009andfinallyledthe2011MotherEarthWaterWalk.Formoreinformationonthe2013MississippiWaterWalkcheckthemoutonFacebook.SueEricksonSallyJewellsworninasSecretaryoftheInteriorSallyJewellwassworninasthe51stSecretaryoftheInterioronApril122013.AsSecretaryoftheInteriorJewellleadsanagencywithmorethan70000employees.Interiorservesasstewardforapproximately20percentofthenationslandsincludingnationalparksnationalwildliferefugesandotherpubliclandsoverseestheresponsibledevelopmentofconventionalandrenewableenergysuppliesonpubliclandsandwatersisthelargestsupplierandmanagerofwaterinthe17Westernstatesandupholdstrustresponsibilitiestothe566federallyrecognizedAmericanIndiantribesandAlaskaNatives.SEEPAclampingdownonballastwaterNewregulationsimposedbytheEnvironmentalProtectionAgencyEPAaddrequirementstotreatseafaringshipsballastwaterwithchemicalsorultra-violetlighttokillorganismsinthewaterpriortoreleasingit.Currentregulationsalsorequireballastwatertobedumped200milesfromU.S.shores.Howevertheregulationonlyappliestovesselslongerthat79feetanddoesnotpertaintoshipsthatdonotleavetheGreatLakes.SomeenvironmentalgroupsaredisappointedintheexclusionofGreatLakesvesselsfearingtheycouldhelpfurtherdisperseinvasivespeciesthroughouttheGreatLakessystem.SEMobilefarmersmarkettargetstribalcommunitiesAnewtakeonMealsonWheelswillbeoutandaboutthissummerinsometribalcommunities.Thistimeitsamobilefarmersmarket.Itwontberollinguptoindividualhousesbutwillarriveatcentrallocationsintribalcommunitiesloadedwithfreshandtraditionalproducewithagoalofmakinghealthywhole-somefoodmoreaccessibletotribalmembers.TheMobileFarmersMarketprojectisaninitiativeoftheIntertribalAgricultureCouncilIACandisinthepilotstageduringthesummerof2013accordingtoDanCorneiliusIACtechnicalassistancespecialist.TheprojectwilltargetnorthernMinnesotaandnorthwestWisconsintribesprimarilyduringthefirstyearhopingtoincludemoretribalcommunitiesastheprojectgrows.TheMobileFarmersMarketintendstovendtraditionalfoodssuchaswildricemaplesyruphominycornalongwithfreshproduceCorneliussayshopingforweatherconditionsthatleadtobountifulharveststhisyear.Buttheprojecthasanotheraspectandgoal.Themobilemarketwillalsogiveanopportunityforfamilygrowerstoselltheirproduceprovidingthemwithanincentivetogrowandharvestfoodslocally.Thiswillalsodevelopanintertribalfoodnetworkofbuyingandsellingfreshtraditionalfoodsbuildingregionalfooddistributioncapacity.WedlikethefarmersmarkettobeacommunityeventCorneliussays.Wedeventuallyliketopartnerwithothergroupsanddrawthecommunityout.Corneliusiscurrentlyworkingonascheduleforsummerstopsandhopestohavearegularscheduleforthemobilefarmersmarkettobeindesignatedcommunities.Forupdatedinformationgoonlineatwww.nativefoodnetwork.com.SE