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PAGE15MAZINAIGANWINTER2013-2014FuridenticationwaspartoftheWinter2012campactivities.PhotobyHeatherNaigusENFORCEMENTWardensstresswintersafetyAsaconservationofficerforGLIFWCIpatrolthenorthernregionsofMichiganandWisconsinonsnowmobileeachwinter.Ithinkofmysledasaworkhorseallowingmetocuttrailthroughtheforestaidingstrandedsnowmobil-erscheckingonicefishingandtrappingactivitiesandassistingotheragencies.InotherwordsmysledallowsmetodomyjobmoreefficientlywithaccesstoareasofthecededterritorycoveredbysnowandicewhilehavingfunSnowmobilingispartofourdailywinterlivinginthecededterritoriesjustlikeeatingheartyfoodsandshovelingthedriveway.ByFebruarymostofthelakesandtrailshaveenoughsnowpacktoenticeareasnowmobilers.InWisconsinalonethereareapproximately200000registeredsnowmobilesand25000milesofgroomedtrails.InMichiganasmanyas150groomingtractorsarehardatworksmoothingandreducinghazardsonthe6200-miletrailsystem.AndtheheadquartersofArcticCatandPolariscanbefoundinMinnesota.Whetherforrecreationworkortransportationsnowmobilingremainsapopularwin-tertimeactivityuphereintheOjibwecededterritoryarea.Withnumeroussnowmobilefa-talitieseachyearinWisconsinaloneadoptingsafesnowmobilingpracticesiscrucialforpersonalsafetyandthesafetyofothers.Thefactthatmodernsnowmobilesarecapableofextremespeedalongwithcountlessobstaclesmeanssnowmobileoperationpresentscertainrisksthatwemightnotnormallythinkabout.Inordertopreventacci-dentsprotectresourcesandpromotefunintheoutdoorsforgenerationstocomeIwanttostresstheimportanceofsnowmobilesafety.Thereareafewsafetytipseveryonecaneasilyadopt.Neverridingaloneisasafeandsimpleprincipletofollow.Withatleasttwosledsifonebecomesdisabledyouhaveanothertorideandgethelp.PackaSurvivalBag.ItemsImakesuretopackincludedextrasparkplugsabeltsparekeytowstrapoilandownersmanualforthemachine.Drinkingwatersnackscellphoneicepickslifejacketspareclothessocksandglovesapockettoolhandwarm-erslighterandafirstaidkitarealsoitemsthatwouldbewelcomedinanemergencysituation.Insubzerotemperaturesonremotetrailsandfrozenwatersnotdressingproperlycanmakeforamiserableex-perienceatbest.Mostofusuphereinthenorthunderstandhowtodressforthecoldbutwearingalifejacketwhenridingonfrozenlakesandriverscanalsosaveyourlife.Currentpersonalfloata-tiondevicesPFDsarebecominglessbulkysowhenchasingthenextgreatfishingspotthinkaboutthrowingoneonoveryourouterclothing.ItcouldsaveyourlifeSomeothersafetytipsforrespon-siblesnowmobileoperationincludestay-ingonthetrailsstayingtotherightsideofthetrailavoidingalcoholslowingdownandthemostobviouscompletingasnowmobilesafetycertificationcourse.GLIFWCoffersthiscoursewhichemphasizessafeandresponsiblesnow-mobileoperation.PleasecontactyourlocalGLIFWCconservationofficertofindoutwhenandwhereclassesareheldinyourarea.SeeyououtonthetrailsFormoreinformationcontactGLIFWCOutreachOfficerHeatherNaigusathnaigusglifwc.orgor906-458-3778.ByRebeccaOlsonGLIFWCEasternDistrictWardenGLIFWCsthirdannualCulturalWinterCampProgramIshpaagoonikaaDeepSnowCampwillbeheldinLacduFlambeauthisyearonFeb.8-9.Youthin5th8thgradesareencouragedtoapplyforthisweekendofNativeAmericantreatyrightsexploration.Activitiesincludeshelterbuildingicespearingfire-makingtrappingwintersurvivalsnowshoemakinghikinganimalsnowpacksurvivalenvironmentalstewardshipetc.ThisyearwewillfeaturetheNativeAmericangameofSnowSnake.Camperswillcrafttheirownandlearntoplay.PleasefeelfreetocontactHeatherNaigusOutreachOfficerL.E.at906-458-3778orhnaigusglifwc.org.ApplicationsmustbereceivedbyJan.12014.FullName______________________________________________________DateofBirth____________________________________________________Gradeinschool____________Emailaddress____________________________________________________Cellphone_____________________________Facebook_____yes_____noSchoolattending_________________________________________________TribeAffiliation__________________________________________________ParentGuardianname_____________________________________________ParentGuardiantelephonehome_______________cell________________ParentGuardianemailaddress_______________________________________Studentsareaskedtowriteastatementinsupportofthisapplication.StudentsstatementWhyIshouldbeselectedtoattendWinterCampandwhatIhopetolearnApplicationDeadlineJan.12014IshpaagoonikaaDeepSnowCampLacduFlambeauWIFebruary892014Grades5-8CampScheduleCentralTimeZoneSaturdayFebruary81100PMOpeningCeremony1200PMLunch100PMCooperativeGames200PMOutdoorActivities500PMReturntoRecreationCenter-ClanWork600PMDinner700PMCulturalCraftingWinterCampTheater1030PMLightsoutSundayFebruary9800AMBreakfast900AMOutdoorActivities1200PMLunch100PMClosingCircle130PMBusesDepartBaamaPiiFormoreinformationcontactHeatherNaigus906458-3778orhnaigusglifwc.org.Sendelectronicapplicationtohnaigusglifwc.org.SendbymailHeatherNaigus253SilverCreekRd.MarquetteMI49855orGLIFWCcoHeatherNaigusP.O.Box9OdanahWI54861.GLIFWCWardenRebeccaOlsononherworkhorseusedtocheckiceshingandwintertrappingactivitiesinthecededterritories.Staffphoto