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In the past, the public was always invited to observe MLFAC and DNR rep discussions. Plus, 15 minutes were reserved for public comments and questions. Not this time.
A DNR Press Release for the January 28 MLFAC meeting never showed up. We found out about it the day before and quickly sent out an Email Alert. Three hours later, the meeting was canceled.
This gave the DNR time to conference call MLFAC members about the harvest quota for 2020 before it went public. Then they notified MLFAC by email about the next meeting date. Wednesday, February 19th from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm at Appeldoorn’s on Mille Lacs–45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle, MN 56342)
Again, no Press Release. The public really needs to know what’s happening with “co-management.” Go to PERM’s Facebook page to get […]
The DNR has CANCELED the MLFAC meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28
The meeting was canceled around 6:30 this evening.
A rescheduled meeting is to be set in about three weeks.
PERM will send an ALERT about the next MLFAC meeting as soon as we learn the date.
Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee Meets TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 28th at 5 pm
PERM just learned of a MLFAC Meeting being held TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 28th at 5 pm. (Prior notice by the DNR may have had limited distribution.)
The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee (MLFAC) will meet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th, at Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay Resort, 45401 Mille Lacs Parkway, Isle.
The agenda may include a report on a Tribal/DNR Technical Committee meeting regarding regs for 2020.
Members of the public are invited to observe MLFAC meeting discussions involving Committee members and DNR representatives. However, fifteen minutes are always reserved for public comments and questions.
PERM encourages its members and concerned citizens to attend this meeting. […]
The US Supreme Court did not order the State of MN, or the MN DNR, to discriminate in the Mille Lacs Treaty Case!
The 1837 Treaty did not promote discrimination; it did exactly the opposite. The treaties were promoting equal rights. Currently, the so-called “co-management” of Mille Lacs Lake discriminates–different rules for tribal vs. non-tribal anglers and hunters.
A main point of a recent Mille Lacs Messenger article, “County attorney and sheriff file lawsuit against State of Minn,” (below) is about efforts to recognize the historical 61,000-acre reservation. Recognizing that long dis-established reservation would expand discriminatory co-management law over another 56,000 acres regulating the harvest of wild game and fish based on race.
Those of us who attended the hearing back in the early ’90s can remember testimony by MN DNR and […]
Lawsuit part of campaign to expand “harvest rights” across entire 1855 ceded territory
Take a look at the Brainerd Dispatch article below by Jennifer Kraus. It’s the latest development in a case over illegal gill netting of walleye on Gull Lake.
We need to watch this case over an attempt to establish “treaty harvest rights” that are non-existent in the 1855 Treaty. In addition to creating such rights, the definition of “harvest rights” would be greatly expanded to include “property” rights. If successful, the attempt could turn the entire 1855 Treaty ceded territory into another [greatly expanded] Mille Lacs fiasco.
Douglas Meyenburg, President, PERM
By Jennifer Kraus | Dec 20th, 2019
This case began when two Ojibwe men […]
By Clare Fitz — CERA Report Member Update — December 2019
The economy of and surrounding Mille Lacs Lake, located 100 miles north of Minneapolis-St Paul, whose economy for many many years has been based on Walleye fishing and the tourism built around it, once known as the Walleye Capitol of the World, is being destroyed. Why?
Perhaps a little history is in order because I continue to believe that what we face at Mille Lacs is basically a land grab and with the land goes jurisdiction and power. And while on the surface it appears that the Indian tribes are the culprit, we have been able to prove through archival research that the culprit is actually the federal government […]
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Joe Fellegy highlights obvious questions in his latest article, Mille Lacs news cycle breaks records, raises questions, Outdoor News, November 15, 2019. Many of these are questions that get buried in the well-organized agendas at MLFAC meetings that are forever wrestling with the “co-management” of the Mille Lacs fishery. These are the same questions I’ve heard (or recognized from between the lines) time and again at the MLFAC meetings I have attended.
High on the list is the “endless uncertainty” borne by the Mille Lacs angling community. That’s the biggest takeaway after hearing the DNR’s reports that make up a large part of every meeting, which blends the scientific with guesstimates, political tiptoeing, and the occasional dead silence.
MLFAC meetings are well run and respectful with a sliver of […]