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Indigenizing the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Although a diversity of approaches to wildlife management persists in Canada and the United States of America, the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation (NAM) is a prevailing model for state, provincial, and federal agencies. The success of the NAM … read more

The Wolf: A Treaty of Cultural and Environmental Survival

“Given the cultural significance of the wolf, this treaty is now symbolic of the struggle to protect our rights and cultures, our sacred lands and waters, and the sacred beings that infuse and inhabit them. From the wolf in the … read more

Attitudes to Wolves and Wolf Policy Among Ojibwe Tribal Members and Non-tribal Residents of Wisconsin’s Wolf Range

Gray wolf (Canis lupus) policy is dynamic and involves multiple stakeholders. Attitudinal surveys have historically measured stakeholder attitudes, although Native American views have rarely been studied systematically. We sent a mail-back questionnaire to members of the Bad River Band of … read more

An Indigenous Critique of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Within the mainstream environmental movement, regulated hunting is commonly defended as a tool for preserving and managing populations of wild animals for future generations. We argue that this justification, encapsulated in the seven principles of the North American Model of … read more

Ma’iingan Brother Wolf

With insight from Ojibwe elders, biologists and artist Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, this film captures enduring spiritual connections with Brother Wolf, the lasting bonds and responsibilities shared between native people and the wolf species, and the opportunities and challenges presented … read more

Comments opposing Delisting Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission

These comments on the Proposed Rule to Remove Ma’iingan (Grey Wolf/Canis lupus) from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Docket No. FWS-HQ-ES-2018-0097 (Proposed Rule), have been authorized by the Board of Commissioners (Board) and the Voigt Intertribal Task Force … read more

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