Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment
"The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE), a community based, grass-roots organization, was formed in 1987 to address the environmental problems facing the Mohawk Nation community of Akwesasne. It is composed of members of the Mohawk community and staff of environmental agencies, Mohawk governments, and organizations within Akwesasne who share a common concern for the environment and the effects of various toxic substances on human and ecosystem health." (1997).
"Bizhibayaash" (Circle of Flight): Model Tribal Wetland and Waterfowl Enhancement Initiative
The Circle of Flight Waterfowl initiative (Bizhibayaash) seeks to improve wetlands and manage waterfowl habitat on the reservations of eighteen tribes in the states of Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. (Janell Miersch, Restoration and Reclamation Review 3.5(Spring), 1998).
Cattails and Grasses Used by Native Americans for Textiles
Short, with pictures and descriptions. (Tara Prindle, Archive: WWW Virtual Library, Archaeology, 1993).
Chippewa Treaty Rights: History and Management
Reviews the history of treaty rights to fish and hunt off-reservation, as well as contemporary Chippewa resource management programs. (Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, Excerpts from A Guide to Understanding Chippewa Treaty Rights: Minnesota Edition. Odanah, WI. Archive: NAE, 1995).
Eastern Native Seed Conservancy
"The ENSC is dedicated to the biocultural conservation of economic plant resources, especially food and medicinal plants, adapted or endemic to the northeastern United States, with special consideration to those plants of native American origination or usage."
Friends of Wissatinnewag
The Friends of Wissatinnewag are attempting to restore the Mohawk Trail. This site opposes the destruction of a Native American village and burial site on the Connecticut River in Greenfield, Massachussets. (1997-8).
Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission
GLIFWC manages the treaty fishery and other wildlife conservation issues for the Chippewa Indian nations in Wisconsin and Minnesota. They have lots of their publications on-line. Don't miss the Anishinaabeg Coloring Book for your kids!
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force
Formed in response to the United Nations Earth Summit, "to discuss environmental degradation in our communities. We put together a document called Haudenosaunee Environmental Restoration: An Indigenous Strategy for Human Sustainability
sanctioned by the Grand Council of the Haudenosaunee." (1997).
History of Spearing and Netting by Wisconsin Chippewa
The authors have just cast this one into the void, with no links to explain where it came from, who wrote it, or why. (P. Maniak and P. Rivers).
Indian Usufructuary Rights in Ceded Territories, Private Property Rights and the Reach of State Regulation
Looks at a case about treaty hunting rights on ceded lands in Michigan which are privately owned. (Stephen Dresch, 1996).
Indigenous Plants and Native American Uses in the Northeast
(Tara Prindle, Archive: NativeTech, 1996).
Learning About Survival from Survivors: Mohawk Environmental Communicative Action
Examines two case-studies and illustrates that environmental justice requires indigenous people, who may have a different world-view, be involved in environmental decision-making. (Susan Ross, E Law: Murdoch University Electronic Journal of Law, 1995).
Mattaponi Web Site
Talks about their fish hatchery.
Menominee Nation Mining Impacts
Good and timely information on mining in Menominee country. (1997).
Menominee Sustainable Development Institute
"The Menominee Sustainable Development Institute (part of the College of the Menominee Nation) is dedicated to examining sustainablity issues and applying them to the Menominee model of sustainable development." Isn't updated frequently, but there's audiovisuals work investigating. (1997).
Midwest Treaty Network
The Network provides support for treaty rights in Wisconsin and Michigan, particularly against mining and in support of the treaty fishery on lands that are covered under U.S./Anishinabe treaties.
Mole Lake Environmental Newsletter
(Sokaogon Chippewa Community Environmental Office, Crandon, WI, 1996-7).
Mother Earth & Us: A Haudenosaunee Perspective
"This is a Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) site dedicated to promoting Skennenkowa (Great Peace) for the Natural World, the Four Sacred Colors of Man, and the future generations yet born
.Native American Indian traditional teachings hold the key to continuity of life on this planet, if we do not incorporate these traditional laws, ecological knowledge, beliefs, and spirituality back into our communities and laws, no one will survive." (Kanatiyosh, 1999).
NAT'OH: The Native Tobacco People
About the NAT'OH: Native Tobacco People, a project to grow tobacco for sacred uses and to education Native Americans on the traditional use of this plant. The project in part hopes to address smoking as an addiction and public health problem. (Lawrence Shorty, Press release. Archive: NAE).
Office of Environmental Services
A short, colorful page with contact information. (Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, 1999).
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division
Akwesasne is situated next to a Superfund site. Includes information on hazardous materials, planning and development, environmental education, air and water monitoring programs and resource management.
Traditional Native American Tobacco Seed Bank and Education Program
A seed conservatory and cultural education program on the use of native tobacco plants. "All tobacco is an extremely powerful, sacred and dangerous substance. When used properly and with respect, in small amounts in traditional American Indian ceremonies, tobacco is a positive source of power." Also describes the Tionantati educational programs he directs as part of this effort. (Joseph Winter and Lawrence Shorty).
Treaty Rights: Understanding the Conflict
Dr. Spangler was an expert witness for the Chippewa on their fishing rights and their treaties during the course of securing the right to their treaty fishery. This is an excellent, comprehensive resource on fishing rights in the Great Lakes region. (George R. Spangler, 1997).
Uncovering an Ancient Pathway
Reports on efforts to restore the Mohawk Trail, which once joined Native American nations along the eastern seaboard (over 100 miles from the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts to the Hudson River in upstate New York). (Kenneth Wapner, Backpacker. Archive: NAE, 1994).