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TRIBALISSUESSenatorsvisitmidwesttribesSenatorTammyBaldwincentertakesinanhonorsongofferedbytheGLIFWCDrumtobeginthereceptionandwelcomethesenatorsinagoodway.ThesenatorswereonatourofMidwesttribesstoppingatanumberofreservationstoconversewithtriballeadershipaboutissuescurrentlyaffectingindividualtribes.DrummersincludefromtheleftDanPowlessBadRiverJoeDanRoseGLIFWCMikeWigginsBadRivertribalchairmanandDylanJenningsGLIFWC.PicturedinthebackgroundarePeterDavidGLIFWCwildlifebiologistLisaDavidGLIFWCmanoominbiologistSenatorTammyBaldwinandSaraMosesGLIFWCenvironmentalbiologist.CORKeshenaWis.TheSustainableDevelopmentInstituteattheCollegeofMenomineeNationinvitedtribesaca-demicsandstateandfederalagenciesfromacrosstheUnitedStatestotheShiftingSeasonsSummittotalkaboutvariousissuesofclimatechangeadapta-tion.Thesummitfocusedonbuildingtribalcapacitytoplanandimplementastrategyplanforclimatechangeanditseffectsonnaturalresources.Manyresourcesthattribesrelyonforculturalpurposesareespeciallyvulnerabletothepredictedchangesintemperaturerainfalleventsinvasivespeciesintroductionandotherenviron-mentalfactors.Theseresourcesmaynolongerbeavailabletotribesifapar-ticularspeciesrangemovesoutofthetribesreservationsorcededterritories.Thereforeimplementingplansthatensureclimatechangeeffectshaveminimalimpactisimportantsincetribescannotmovefromtheirlands.Thesummitofferedanopportunityfortribestosharetheirchallengesandsuccessesthattheyhavehadwithclimatechangeadaptation.Manytribesareindifferentstagesofplanningclimatechangeadaptionstrategieswhileothershavealreadybeguntoimplementwaystolesseneffects.Otheragenciesandacademiacanhelptribesandseveralmodelsservedascasestudiesfortribestoconsider.TheGrandPortageBandofLakeSuperiorChippewasharedsomehighlightsoftheiradaptationstrategiestocopewiththepredictedchangessuchaswarmerwinterswithincreasedprecipitationfallingasraininsteadofsnowintheLakeSuperiorbasinwhileGLIFWCsMemorandumofUnderstandingwiththeU.S.ForestServicewasshowcasedasasuccessfulmodelofcooperationbetweentribalandnon-tribalagencies.TribeswrestlewithclimatechangeadaptationGLIFWCwastrulysaddenedtohearofWis-consinPublicRadiosWPRMikeSimonsonssuddenpassingonOctober52014Mikecoveredmanystoriesoftencontro-versialregardingGLIFWCmembertribesandtreatyrights.Asareporterandinvestigativejournalisthewasalwaysfairthoroughandaccurateanddidnotconfinehisinteresttonegativestories.Anaward-winningjournalistheservedasWPRnorthernbureaucorrespondentatKUWS-FMinSuperior.MikewasespeciallynotedforhisFinalEditionapublicaffairsprogramaswellasforhistalenttoturnoutwell-equippedstudentstoserveinthejournalistworld.WearesurehetaughtthemwellWedeeplyappreciateMikescontinuousefforttoworkwithGLIFWCandthetribesinordertorelaybalancedunbiasednewstoadeservingpublic.SEMikeSimonsonWPRreporterpassesRememberedforhiscommitmenttothetruthSavetheDate2014WomenWaterBenefitWhenNovember292014900am1030pmWhereLCOCasinoConventionCenterWhatGuestspeakerspanelsrafesandvendorsWhyBenetfortheWomenandWaterComingTogetherSymposiumAugust2015RegistrationFeesEldersChildrenYouth17andunderFreeCollegeStudentsAdults25.00donationNon-GovernmentalOrganizations75.00GovernmentalOrganizations125.00GoodsTribalVendorFreeEducationalInformationalVendor50SponsorshipphotoreprintedfromWPRByJenBurnettGLIFWCOutreachSpecialistFormoreinformationcontactmbaker5806charter.netMAZINAIGANPAGE10WINTER2014-2015sisterwhoissaidtohavethehighestconcernforherfamilyandrelatives.Itissaidthatwhenwalkinginthewoodsthefragranceofnimissebalsamindicatesthetreeisgivingupprayersforthosethatcannotpraywhichisrelatedinthefollowingstory.Therewasamanwhohadseverallittlechildrenandtheywerestarving.Hewentoutonthelakefishing.Whenhecaughtabigfishthebiggesthehadeverseenhewasdeeplygratefulbutifhestoppedtogivethankshemightlosethisimportantfishandhislittlechildrenwouldgohungryyetanotherday.SoasheworkedtobringinthefishhecalledoutNimisseandthebalsamfirmadehisthanksgivingforhim.ManypeopletendtorecognizethecontemporaryusesofbalsamfirhoweverthetraditionalusessomeofwhichhavebeendocumentedinGLIFWCsinterac-tiveCD-ROMentitledOnjiakiingarealostknowledge.TheCDhighlightspurposesforseveralindigenousplantsthatdatebackseveralgenerations.ForinstanceeldersonthetopicofbalsamrelatethatthepitchfromthebarkwasgoodforchewinggumsealantandevenburnsaccordingtoKeewaydinoquay.Alsosaplingsweregoodlodgepolesandfenceposts.Duringthemaplesyrupseasonabranchofbalsamcouldbeplacedinboilingsaptocutdownthefoam.WhetheritsaChristmastreeafewhundreddollarsinboughsoraprayerbyfragrancenomatterwhatthecontextbalsamfirnimissecontinuestogiftitswonderfulresourcestothepeople.Aslongasharvestersandstewardsofnaturalresourcescontinuetoprotectandrespecttheforesttheresourcesmaystillthrive.Continuedfrompage1BalsamcontinuedTriballeaderstooktheopportunitytovisitwithtravelingsenatorsSenatorJonTesterMontanaChairmanoftheSenateCommitteeonIndianAffairsandWisconsinsSenatorTammyBaldwin.AnOctober21receptionanddinnersponsoredbyGLIFWCattheBadRiverLodgeandCasinoprovidedopportunityformeaningfuldialogueaswellasachancetoshowcasesomeofGLIFWCsprograms.Picturedab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