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Jim St. Arnold

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Jim St. Arnold, also known as Nigaanigiizhig, is Program Director and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Coordinator at the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. A member of the wolf clan and the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, St. Arnold served seven years on his tribal council and one year as tribal chairman. A former tribally licensed commercial gill net fisherman on Lake Superior, he also coordinated the development of the initial Keweenaw Bay off reservation hunting/fishing regulations for the 1842 Treaty Ceded Territory. St. Arnold has worked with the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission since 1988 as a grant writer, program director, and lecturer, speaking throughout the Midwest about Ojibwe treaty rights, tribal resource management, and Ojibwe lifeways and culture. He is also a student of Ojibwemowin (Ojibwe language) and has been involved in developing various language resource materials to preserve and maintain Ojibwemowin.

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