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PAGE11MAZINAIGANSUPPLEMENT2014Therearemanywaystotakecareofourwater.Onewayistohonorandrespectthewaterwithawaterceremonyinthespringlikesomeofourwomendoeachyear.Wealsostudythewater.Lastsummeryouthhelpedwithsomeofthewaterstudiestakingsamplesofwaterfortestingandmakingalistofwhatwefoundinthewater.Wealsotookthewaterstemperature.Thatscalledgettingbaselinedata.Ilearnedthatwhenwewereouthelping.TheGichigamiwatershedTheGichigamiwatershedishugeseemapMywatershedtheBadRiverwatershedisjustonesmallwatershedthatispartoftheLakeSuperiorwatershed.Over300streamsandriversemptyintothebiglakefromboththeUnitedStatesandCanada.GichigamiistheworldslargestfreshwaterlakeItalsohas10percentoftheworldsfreshsurfacewater.ThesearethingsmyNookomistoldmeaboutthebiglakeandbecauseitissuchanimportantresourcewemustrespectthelakeandalwaystakecaretokeepherwatersclean.ThatmeansallofuswholiveinwatershedsthatemptyintoGichigamimustkeepthatwatercleantooCanyoufndtheBadRiverwatershedonthemapLookforaplacecalledOdanah.