- Program Environment
- Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
- Grant Amount $65,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2010–December 31, 2012
- Location Odanah, WI, United States
- Geographic Focus Michigan, Minnesota, Ontario, Wisconsin
About this grant
Representing the interests of 11 Ojibwe tribes, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission is a nonprofit organization that helps its members manage natural resources on their land across the Great Lakes. The commission also assists members in protecting and enhancing their treaty-guaranteed rights to hunt, fish, and gather on tribal land transferred to U.S. federal control. Interest in the mining of sulfide-based ores has increased in the last few years, raising concerns about possible water quality impacts on the associated ecosystems and natural resources. With Mott support, the commission will prepare a report examining how tribes can fully participate in the processes for permitting and monitoring sulfide mining operations on land where tribes have hunting and fishing rights.