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Gathering the Pieces, from the Ogichidaa Storytellers series, highlights Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) tribal member Jerry Jondreau as he tells the story of his grandfather William “Boyzie” Jondreau and the struggle for Anishinaabeg to retain treaty reserved harvesting rights specifically in the Keweenaw Bay waters of Lake Superior.

KBIC of the Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians is located near L’Anse/Baraga, Michigan, which is approximately 65 miles north of Marquette, Michigan.

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.

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