MAZINA’IGAN PAGE 14 SUMMER 2017 • GLIFWC/HEALING CIRCLE RUN • Healing Circle Run/Walk The 2017 Healing Circle Run/Walk is a prayer for healing. It is an opportu- nity for people to come together to pray for healing for themselves, their families, their communities, their nation, akii, and all our relatives. During the 2001 Heal- ing Journey Run, participants were told of a teaching on healing—“for a nation to heal, it must begin with the individual. As a person heals, then that person can help heal his/her family. As a family begins to heal, they can help heal their community. As communities heal, they can help heal the nation. As individuals, families, communities, and nations heal, they can help Aki (the earth) and our plant and animal relatives to heal.” The 2017 Healing Circle Run/Walk will occur from July 8–14, 2017. The run/walk will connect eight Ojibwe reservations in northernWisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota (see below map) starting at the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation and ending at Lac du Flambeau on July 8 (Day 1), ending at Mole Lake on July 9 (Day 2), at Lac Vieux Desert on July 10 (Day 3), at Bad River/Red Cliff on July 11 (Day 4), at Fond du Lac/Black Bear Casino on July 12 (Day 5), at St. Croix on July 13 (Day 6), and at Lac Courte Oreilles on July 14 (Day 7). July 8–14, 2017 For more information or if you are interested in participating as a core runner, orhavingagroupofrunnersfromyourreservationparticipate,pleasecontactJenny Krueger-Bear, Sue Lemieux, or Dylan Jennings at GLIFWC at (715) 682-6619. All participants must assume personal liability, as well as responsibility for their own transportation and expenses. At the Commission’s All Staff Day March 7, employees received pin awards marking 5-year anniversaries in service to GLIFWC and its members. Pictured from left: Lee Cloud (20 years), Heather Naigus-Bliss (10), Adam McGeshick (10), Miles Falck (20), Sam Quagon (special LTE recognition), Keith Rolof (5), Holly Berkstesser (5), Mark Luehring (10), and Joe Dan Rose (20). Additional pin recipients not pictured: Jennifer Vanator (5), Zoongie Leith (5), Holly Owen Maroney (5), Mike Popovich (10), Sue Lemieux (15), Charlie Rasmussen (20), Jenny Krueger-Bear (20). (CO Rasmussen photos) James Zorn, GLIFWC Executive Administrator, since 2006, marks his 30th year at GLIFWC in 2017. Sea lamprey Information technology internship wrapping up Tino Redhouse is finishing up a four-month GLIFWC internship cen- tered on managing network systems. An Information Technology student at WisconsinIndianheadTechnicalCollege- Ashland,Redhousehasworkedalongside GLIFWC Computer Network Adminis- trator, Lee Cloud since January. “I’ve learned a lot about trouble- shooting, especially with the unique needs of GLIFWC’s law enforcement division,” Redhouse said. “This intern- shiphasofferedalittleabitofeverything. I like the idea of creating networks and implementing them.” Upon completion of a network administratorassociatedegree,Redhouse plans to continue on at WITC to earn a network specialist degree. He said the two areas of study will provide a solid foundation to build and manage networks. Redhouse grew up on the Bad River reservation and graduated high school in 2001 at Flandreau Indian School in eastern South Dakota. On the western end of the state, Redhouse served in the Air Force at Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City. He said his duties in air traffic control and experience in writing code for flying simulators helped spark an interest in computer networks. —CO Rasmussen Annual gathering brings together GLIFWC staff from across Ceded Territory cies automatically is simply beyond our technological capabilities or that tools and methods are only applicable to certain rivers. A sea lamprey treatment might be necessary on the Boardman River if sea lampreys pass along with desirablefish.Buttheproject’spotential payoff is tremendous. If we are success- ful, we will generate new science and technology that we will use in the Great Lakes and export globally.We will have new tools at our disposal to manage fisheries and stop invasive species.And we will achieve real fishery restoration results that will improve the resource for generations to come. My colleagues and I cannot be more excited about the possibilities.” Ullrichconcluded:“Theprojectisa true partnership among many agencies, thus leveraging resources and aligning fishery management objectives.” In addition to the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the city of Traverse City, partners include the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and ChippewaIndians,theU.S.ArmyCorps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish andWildlife Service, the U.S. Geological Survey, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Michi- gan State University, the University of Guelph, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the State of NewYork.Editor’snote:articleadapted fromaGreatLakesFisheryCommission press release. (Continued from page 9)