Pamela Palmater, a Mi’kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick, produced the short documentary film Samqwan, which translates to water in the Mi’kmaq language, to raise awareness about the Indigenous connection to water. Indigenous people have been standing up to protect water for decades — because to them, is more than just hydration; water is alive and holds a spirit. Read the full story by CBC Radio.
As Michigan wildlife officials continue in their fight against highly pathogenic Avian Influenza, dozens of dead birds, mostly cormorants, were found in Muskegon County, Michigan. Read the full story by WZZM-TV – Grand Rapids, MI. Read the full story
The Midwest relies on the Great Lakes for drinking water, food, livelihood and recreation. But many mysteries about the lakes remain. We get insights from a tribal leader about how First Nations thought of the lakes. And then we hear about research regarding invasive species and the lakes in winter. Listen to the full story…
A recent study highlighting the potential dangers of “forever chemicals” in the Great Lakes has raised questions about the impacts of people consuming fish exposed to the chemicals. Indigenous nations such as the Red Cliff Band are worried that the Lake Superior advisories are misleading and branding all fish as unsafe to consume. Read the…
Responding to the Ohio Lake Erie Commission’s and Ohio EPA’s recommendations from earlier this year, U.S. EPA has agreed to remove the “Restrictions on Fish and Wildlife Consumption” Beneficial Use Impairment from the Maumee Area of Concern. Read the full story by the Sentinel Tribune. Read the full story
The Indiana Division of Fish & Wildlife recently completed spring trout and salmon stockings in Lake Michigan and its tributaries, into which it released more than half a million trout and salmon. Read the full story by The Times of Northwest Indiana. Read the full story
Ohio EPA has released its latest statewide water quality report. The biennual document describes the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list of impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals. Read the full story by The Highland County Press. Read the full story