Federal Judge heard arguments and reviewed motions for the new Great Lakes Consent Decree.

May 24, 2023.  

A federal judge heard the oral arguments and reviewed motions filed from local conservation groups and the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians today regarding the new Great Lakes Consent Decree.  The Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians filed over 100 motions in response to the case filed by the Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources.  While the motions filed are sealed but the emphasis is to protect our tribe’s fishing rights in the Great Lakes.  While conservation groups portray the tribe in a negative manner, the tribe’s rights have to be protected for the next seven generations.

The tribe is committed to protecting our natural resources. Growing the White Fish population in the Great Lakes is one of the tribe’s top priorities.  Any other assumption is false.       

2000 Consent Decree