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Anishinaabe have hunted, fished, and gathered since time immemorial. Reserved harvest rights were protected and guaranteed through treaties with the US. State governments suppressed harvest rights, limiting the ability of tribes to harvest beyond their reservations. Lifting Nets: Gurnoe Decision from the Ogichidaa Storytellers series highlights both Red Cliff and Bad River Tribal communities in their struggle to retain harvesting rights beyond their reservation lands. Ron Deperry and Rose Gurnoe of Red Cliff narrate the story.

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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