Statement of solidarity with Indigenous Nations of the Great Lakes

Wolf Patrol supports the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa’s Wolf Protection Plan of 2015, which declares their land a Wolf Protection Area. Additionally, Wolf Patrol supports a buffer zone of at least six miles around not only the Red Cliff sidebar2Reservation, but all tribal reservations in the Great Lakes, and designating all wolf dens and rendezvous areas within the states of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan protected areas.

Wolf Patrol stands by the indigenous perspective of the wolf in the Great Lakes, where the recently recovered apex predator, Ma’iingan, is a tribally important species and recognized as a sacred relation. Great offense is done when wolves are legally allowed to be killed by the hundreds with controversial and inhumane methods such as hound hunting, foot-hold traps and snares.

From the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa:

Ma’iinganag and the Anishinaabeg-Wolves and the Ojibwe

“In a retold version of the Ojibwe creation story, Original Man was the last species placed on Earth. However, unlike all other species, Original Man was placed on Earth alone and not in pairs. When Original Man asked the Creator why he was alone, the Creator sent him a brother, the ma’iingan. Original Man and ma’iingan walked the Earth together becoming very close to each other along their journey. Eventually, the Creator told Original Man and ma’iingan that they would travel separate paths, though their lives would be forever linked and what shall happened to one would also happen to the other.”

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