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Thursdays at the U Lecture and Performance Series What, exactly, is the Red Cedar Watershed and how can we protect it? We wouldn’t survive long without a reliable source of water (the cleaner, the better, of course). Mic Isham, from the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC), will discuss the Red Cedar watershed and its history on Thursday, October 17th from noon until 1 pm. His talk will focus on the Tribal history of the Ojibwe in the watershed: pre-Treaty (before 1837), the Treaty making era (1830s – 1850s) and post-Treaty years, including some modern day issues and connections. His talk is part of the Thursday at the U Lecture and Performance Series, scheduled weekly during the fall semester. The series is free and open to the public, thanks to funding from the Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership and the campus foundation. Each session happens in the Blue Hills Lecture Hall (Ritzinger 234) on the UW Eau Claire – Barron County campus, located at 1800 College Drive in Rice Lake. Bring your lunch to enjoy as you listen to the speaker, or you can purchase your lunch at our Campus Riverside Cafe, which serves 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Isham has over 30 years of experience in the areas of treaty rights and natural resource management, and over 25 years of experience in leadership positions with the Lac Courte Oreilles Tribe, the LCO Boys and Girls Club, WOJB radio, GLIFWC, and the Great Lakes Advisory Board. His resume contains a long list of awards and achievements, a few of which are these: he delivered the 2016 State of The Tribes Address to a joint session of the Wisconsin legislature, gave a presentation on Treaty Rights & Natural Resources at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, earned the 2007 Lightning Rod/Champion of Change Award from Midwest Environmental Advocates, and received the Chief Sealth Award from the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, the highest nationwide award in the area of Sovereignty & treaty rights.

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Dec 26 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County