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SUMMER INTERNS PAGE 19 MAZINAIGANFALL 2015 Biological Services Division continued UW-Stevens Point student Jalyn LaBine returned to GLIFWC this summer. Jalyn works as a Great Lakes intern. She is majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology. This fall she will enter her junior year. As a Great Lakes intern Jalyn helped with trapping lamprey to keep record of the population. During the second part of the summer she assisted with netting sturgeon while recording data in Wisconsins Bad River and with siscowet assessments near Houghton MI. The best part about being an intern at GLIFWC for Jalyn is working outside. Jalyn loves being outdoors during her free time playing sports or even just taking a walk through the woods. Marcus Bear is a Red Cliff tribal member and also a Great Lakes intern. Marcus attends LCO Community College where he is studying Natural Resources with an emphasis on water.After he graduates he hopes to work for an agency that recognizes treaty rights and is willing to fight so that treaty rights remain intact. Marcus also explains that he would like to assist in making sure seven genera- tions from now will still have resources to harvest. Along with Jalyn and Kasey Marcus has been trapping lamprey and keeping population data. He also helped with sturgeon assessments. Towards the end of summer Marcus and his partners Jalyn and Kasey have been tagging lake trout as part of GLIFWCs temperature depth study. The best part of his job is being outdoors because it offers hands-on training he explains. He also enjoys being around Lake Superior. During his free time Marcus enjoys commercial fishing drawing and reading. GLIFWC has also brought in Northland College student Kasey Arts. Kasey is pursuing a double major in Biology and Natural Resources. After she gradu- ates her plan is to attend graduate school for conservation biology. She likes the opportunitytoworkinafriendlyenvironment.Kaseyparticularlyenjoyedworking with lake sturgeon helping net them and recording data. As a Great Lakes intern she also assisted with lake trout monitoring ageing otoliths lamprey monitoring and monitoring commercial fishing catch. When shes not working Kasey enjoys volleyball hiking and kayaking. Planning Development Planning and Development internPaulSoulierisreturningagain this summer to GLIFWCs staff he internedinthesummerof2014.Paul iscurrentlyenteringhissenioryearat UW-Eau Claire he will be graduat- ingwithadegreeinPoliticalScience and American Indian Studies. After he graduates Paul hopes to find a job thatwillimpacthishomecommunity Red Cliff in a positive way. This past summer Paul got an opportunity to write an Otto-Bremer Foundationgrant.Paulenjoyedwrit- ingthegrant.Heexplainsthiswasthe firstgranthehadeverwrittenandwas pleased with the opportunity. Paul also assisted with the information boothatseveraltribalevents.During his free time he enjoys learning as much as he possibly can about politics and playing several musical instruments. He is in the biggest D-3 marching band in the country at UW-Eau Claire where he plays the sousaphone. GenevaAndersonworkedforboththePlanningandDevelopmentandAdmin- istration Divisions. Geneva will be entering into her senior year of high school this year and is a Bad River tribal member. After she graduates high school her plans are to attend the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she would pursue a major in Psychology or Psychiatry. This summer Geneva has been learning about the traditional foods of the Anishinaabe in the Planning and Development Divi- sion. For the 2015 Bad River Health Fair Geneva put together a display board on traditionalAnishinaabe foods verses modern processed food. She also helped Sue LemieuxwithvariousofficetasksinAdministration.Thereasonshewasinterested in working for GLIFWC is because she likes what GLIFWC stands for and how GLIFWC assists its member tribes. After she graduates college Geneva plans to work on a reservation responding to public needs while incorporating Native American culture. When Geneva isnt working she likes to be outside swim watch movies listen to music and read. Intergovernmental Affairs Kristen Thannum joined the Department of Intergovernmental AffairsDIAthissummerasanintern. Kristen attends college at Chippewa ValleyTechnicalCollegeinEauClaire WI where she is studying to be a paralegal. She plans on continuing her education until she receives her masters degree. During her intern- ship with the DIA Kristen assisted one of the attorneys with updating the Off-ReservationCodeandprinted100 copiestobedistributedthroughoutthe member tribes. She also conducted a phone interview with Wanda McFag- gen from St. Croix to get a tribal perspective on the significance of Sandy Lake and how the proposed Sandpiper Pipeline could impact the site. Kristen admits that she enjoys the warm and welcoming atmosphere at GLIFWC. During her free time she enjoys activi- ties that allow her to express herself like painting reading and listening to music. Enforcement Division The Enforcement Division gained a new intern Erik Heiserman. Erik attends Northern Michigan Uni- versity in Marquette Michigan. Erik has been assisting with numeroustaskssuchasworkingwith students at Camp Onji-Akiing. Erik helped plan many of the events at camp and taught youth canoe safety at Lac du Flambeaus Enrichment SummerCamp.Canoesafetyincluded different paddling tactics and the correct way to get back into a canoe if you were ever to fall in the water. He also assisted with teaching the youth about ricing and the correct way to rice without harming the rice. Erik enjoyed being able to work with the youth and educate them. Public Information Lastly is myself Darcie Powless the author of this article. As an intern I work in the Public Information Office. I was interested in joining GLIFWC because it presented me greater oppor- tunities. Bad River is my home another reason why I was extremely interested in the internship it was so close to everythingIknew.Iamcurrentlyattend- ing Madison Area Technical College MATC in Madison where Im receiv- ingmyassociatesdegreeinLiberalArts. After I complete my degree at MATC I hope to transfer into UW- Madison to major in Sociology with a certificate in American Indian Studies. My plan is to return home after I finish myschoolingandworkformytribe.Pow- wows swimming and beading are some hobbies I enjoy during my down time. My fellow intern Emily Nelis and I worked GLIFWCs information booth at pow-wows this summer. Photo scanning writing for the Mazinaigan and a variety of office tasks kept me busy this summer in the Public Information Office. The best part of the position was getting to absorb a lot of information and learning about things I had no idea about before I came to GLIFWC. GLIFWC is pleased to provide opportunities for students and hopes to encourage more Native youth to enter careers in the vari- ous aspects of natural resource management and enforcement by offering them hands-on experiences. Jim St. Arnold Program Coordinator Interns get hands-on career experiencecontinued from page 18 Kasey Arts far left Jalyn LaBine and Marcus Bear. COR Paul Soulier photo by Darcie Powless Kristen Thannum photo by Darcie Powless Erik Heiserman photo by D. Jennings Darcie Powless photo S. Erickson