Local advocate for Mille Lacs asks angling community to petition the White House to save the walleye

(PERM is sharing this because we support any effort to normalize usage of Mille Lacs and do away with “co-management.”)

Call to Action
“Pursuant to an 1837 Treaty, several Chippewa Bands ceded land in present-day Minnesota and Wisconsin to the United States. The United States, in turn, guaranteed to the Indians certain hunting, fishing, and gathering rights on the ceded land “during the pleasure of the President of the United States.” This new petition calls for the elimination of bilateral management of the lake’s resources.

We need the support of the angling community.

Please click ‘We the People’ link below, then sign when prompted by the White House website. There will be an e-mail sent and you will have to click on their confirmation link to be counted.”

We the people ask the federal government to Change an existing Administration policy:

Remedy to eliminate bilateral control of Mille Lacs Lake, MN to save the walleye population of the lake.

Created by J.K. on June 13, 2017

Because of closed season netting by Sovereign Ojibwe and MN DNR regulations, the tourism and angler’s right to fish are being denied the region that is dependent on tourist dollars to survive. All administrative remedies have been exhausted. The region is losing it’s appeal to fishermen that can only shake their heads at the inconclusive measures that so-called “treaty” management has done to this premier walleye destination. The Sovereign Nation of Ojibwe claims it has the “right” to decimate the lake to take as many fish as it can take and dictate how many fish everyone else can have. This is beyond their “sovereign” discretion. We aren’t allowed to take any fish as a result. There is a plentiful population of walleye in the lake, yet they would deny anglers the right to fish.