Anishinaabe have harvested fish from inland lakes since time immemorial. Reserved rights to hunt, fish, and gather are protected through treaties between the Anishinaabe and the US. Despite these formal treaties, government agencies and other groups have opposed them and the Anishinaabe way of life they protect. Crossing the Line: Tribble Brothers from the Ogichidaa Storytellers series highlights Lac Courte Oreilles’ Mike and Fred Tribble and the struggle for Anishinaabe to retain treaty reserved harvesting rights throughout the ceded territory.
Ogichidaa (“warrior”) Storytellers, supported by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), shares the struggle of the Anishinaabe (also known as Ojibwe or Chippewa) to retain treaty reserved harvesting rights throughout the ceded territories of Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan. This series for students in grades 6-12 includes six videos, each with educational materials containing lesson plans, enduring understandings, essential questions, vocabulary words, and extension activities.