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Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin oppose bill to authorize wolf hunt

Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin are opposing a Republican-sponsored bill to authorize a wolf hunt.

The wolf, or ma'iingang, is considered a brother to man in the Ojibwe creation story. “The health and survival of the Anishinaabe people is tied to that of Ma’iingan.” the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission said in testimony on the bill.

Most of the wolves live on ceded territory in the northern part of the state. The tribes say they have a right to be consulted based on their treaties.

The bill already passed the Senate and will be considered in the Assembly today. It doesn't appear to be as controversial as a mining bill that tribes in Wisconsin opposed.

Get the Story:
Before Wolves May Be Hunted, Science, Faith and Politics Clash (The New York Times 3/13)
Some Ojibwe tribal members object to wolf hunting, trapping (Minnesota Public Radio 3/13)

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