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WALKINGONChi-miigwechtoChairmanAckleyadefenderoftreatyrightsGrandmaGennylifelonglearnerteacherandfriendwalksonOvermanyyearsGrandmaGennytypicallygreetedGLIFWCsHealingCirclerunnersastheyenteredtheRedCliffcommunity.Herselfalifelongwalkershebrisklyledthewayastheoldestresidentofthecommunityandbright-eyed-and-bushy-tailedshewouldoftenjointhegroupagainatearlymorningceremonies.SadlythisyearGrandmaGennywasntthereastherunwentthroughRedCliff.TherewasadeepemptinesswiththatbuteveryoneknewGrandmaGennyattheageof94wasweakandinWashburnsNorthernLightsNursingHomereceivingthecaresheneeded.ThenonAugust15GrandmaGennygentlywalkedonleavingatrailofinspirationandmemoriesofanogichidaakwetofillthatdeepholeleftwithherdeparture.SomehowweknowGrandmaGennysspiritwillcontinuetogreetandguideusasweenterRedCliff.HerobituaryasitappearedintheAshlandDailyPressgivesabeautifulaccountofhermanyaccom-plishments.ItappearsbelowinpartOnAug.152014ourlittlesweetheartGenevieveAnnaPetersonGoslinwhoseOjibwenameswereWaabijiigkweWhiteCraneWomanandMigiziOgimaakweHeadEagleWomanbeganherpeacefulspiritualjourneytobewithourrelativesinheaven.ShewasborninAshlandCountyonJuly121920thedaughterofMartinPetersonandAngelineGordonPeterson.GrandmaGennyalwaysbelievedinthepowerofeducationsheinstilledthatsameinherenttraitinherchildrenandgrandchildren.Herrelentlesspursuitofherowneducationalendeavorsoccurredthroughoutherlifeuntiltheageofsixty-three.Obstaclessuchasabrokenlegsnowstormsandoldagewereneverenoughtochallengeherperseverance.SheattendedHaskellIndianHighSchoolinLawrenceKansasintheearly1940s.In1974atagefifty-fourshewenttocollegeasapart-timeweekendstudentatMt.ScenarioCollegeinLadysmith.In1981shemovedtoSantaFeNewMexicotoattendtheAmericanIndianArtInstituteAIAIandin1983atagesixty-threeshegraduatedfromAIAIwitha4.0GPAandanassoci-atesofartsdegree.ShewasselectedastheWhosWhoinAmericanJuniorCollegesforheracademicachievementsatAIAI.GrandmaGennyhasworkedwithchildrenandyouthatalllevelsfromHeadStartagegradeschoolhighschoolandcollegeagedstudentsformostofherlife.NotonlydidsheworkasafostergrandmotherattheRedCliffEarlyChildhoodCenterwith0-5yearoldsbutfrom1987totheearly1990ssheworkedattheBayfieldPublicSchoolasateachersassistantwithstudentsinelementarythroughhighschoolinNativeAmericanhistoryandlanguageclasses.From19972004shetaughtartcoursesontheRedCliffChippewaReservationfortheLacOreillesOjibweCommunityCollegeoutreachextensionservice.Shetaughtcoursesinweavingbeadingmoccasinmakinganddrawingpainting.GrandmaGennywaswidelyknowninthesur-roundingcommunitiesandstatewideinWisconsinthroughvariousdocumentariessuchasthePBSdocumentaryGreatLakesForeveraGreatLakesConnectionSeries.Thisvideofocusedonherhealthylifestyleattheageofeighty-sixandherloveofwalk-ingalongtheshoresofGichigamiLakeSuperior.Herdeterminationandperseverancetowalkingwaswidelyrecognizedinthecommunityasshefrequentlytraveledatleast1mileadayrainorshine.Attheageofeighty-eightyearsoldGrandmaGennywaspresentedwiththe2008WisconsinFriendofEducationAwardattheWisconsinstaterotundainMadisonforhersignificantcontributionstoeducationandherlifelongloveforeducationandthechildrenofhercommunity.ThepreviousyearinMay2007shewashonoredforheroutstandingservicetoeducationbytheBayfieldSchoolDistrictsuperintendentduringtheirSesquicentennialCelebrationwiththefollowingdescriptionTomeetGrandmaGennyistobeinthepresenceofsomeonewhoremainsincrediblyhumbleinspiteofherextraordinaryaccomplishments.Herpersonaljourneyisaroadmapforanyoneatanyagewhowantstofulfilltheirpotentialthrougheducationandservice.GenevieveAnnaPetersonGoslinissurvivedbyherbeautifulandtalenteddaughterDianeBearDeFoewhoisalsoacurrentteacherinNativeAmericanStud-iesattheBayfieldPublicSchoolonesonRobertA.LaVonneGoslinSr.whoisadivisionaladministratorfortheRedCliffTribeninegrandchildrenthreegreatgranddaughtersonegreatgrandsonandoneadditionalsoon-to-begreatgranddaughter.BySueEricksonStaffWriterGrandmaGenny.photobyAgnesFlemmingArlynAckleySr.62recentlywalkedontothespiritworldhav-ingservedhistribetheMoleLakeSokaogonBandofChippewaoveraspanof35years.InhiscapacityastribalchairmanhealsoservedonGLIFWCsBoardofCommissionersBOC.OneofGLIFWCsoriginalBOCmembersAckleywasaleadercom-mittedtothepreservationandimple-mentationoftreatyrightsandhelpedstaythecoursethroughtheturbulenceengenderedbytheimplementationoftreatyrightsinthe1980s.HeservedontheBOCfromitsinceptionin1984through1988whenhewasalsoelectedBOCchairman.LaterheservedasaCommissionerbetween1993and1997andagainfrom2007-2009.ArlynwasatriballeadertotallycommittedtoGLIFWCandimplementingthetreatyrightsofmembertribes.AsacommissionerwhowastherefromthebeginninghewastotallyengagedinstrengtheningGLIFWCasanorganizationandprovidingstrongleadershipasGLIFWCgrewstatesMicIshamcurrentBOCchairandLacCourteOreillestribalchairman.IalsorememberhimasoneofthosepeoplewhocouldcrackajokejustattherighttimerelievingalotoftensionWearethankfulforthecommitmentofleaderslikeArlynwhohadthestrengthvisionandperseverancenecessarytoprotectourrightswhenundersiegeIshamsaid.ArlynsvoicewasalwaysastrongvoicenotonlyforhisowntribebutalsoforallNativepeople.InparthislegacyisoneoflengthyandcontinuedresistancetotheproposedExxonmineadjacenttohisreservation.ProtectingtheEarththetribesricingbedsandtheirwaterfromthepotentialthreatofcontaminationfromtheminewasalwaysparamount.WearethankfulforhislongandcommittedservicetoGLIFWCitsmembertribesandtothepreservationoftherightsofallNativepeopleHisobituaryreadsasfollowsAckleyArlynDavidSr.age62ofMoleLakeCrandonpassedawaySundaySeptember142014atAspirusWausauHospital.HewasborninMilwaukeeonNovember191951thesonofFredandNormaRandallAckley.ArlyngraduatedfromCusterHighSchoolinMilwaukee.HeownedandoperatedaroofingbusinessinMilwaukeeuntilmovingtoMoleLakewhereheservedintribalgovernment.Heenjoyedharvestingwildricemakingricesticksandmechanicalwork.ArlynissurvivedbyDaughtersNickolFeloWausauCarleneFeloWausauCrystalAckleyCrandon.SonsArlynAckleyJr.ChrissyWeberMoleLakeandJonathonAckleyAntigo.HeisalsosurvivedbysistersJudithPolarMoleLakeJoanneAntoneWatersmeetMichiganandbrothersFredAckleyMoleLakesTomLindaSmithMoleLakeandJamesSmithRhinelandersixgrandchildrenandfivegreatgrandchildren.HewasprecededindeathbyhisparentsFredNormaAckleyasisterAliceandabrotherGary.VisitationwasheldSeptember162014attheMoleLakeLodgeandConferenceCenter.NativeAmericanservicesbeganat1200noononSeptember17withMr.BillyDanielsofficiating.IntermentwasattheMoleLakeTribalCemetery.BySueEricksonStaffWriterphotobyDaleThomasPAGE23MAZINAIGANWINTER2014-2015