15 15 Focus on Youth Tribal treaty programs understand the importance of exposing young people to tribal lifeways and careers in natural resource fields. For example, GLIFWC and its Tribes offer a number of outdoor skills workshops including seasonal outdoor activity camps, kids’ fishing events, workshops on wild rice stick carving, and seminars on trapping and archery. For older youth, GLIFWC provides internships that expose students to careers in natural resource fields. Students are paired with professionals that work in areas including fisheries assessments and harvest monitoring, wild rice management and furbearer research. Students are also exposed to cultural activities and events. Through attendance at meetings of GLIFWC’s governing board and committees, they observe tribal sovereignty and intergovernmental coordination in action. Internsgethands-ontraininginbiologicalmonitoring —in this case, assessing the forage base in Lake Lac Vieux Desert on the Michigan-Wisconsin border. In 2016, GLIFWC hosted 23 interns, 19 of which were Native Americans. To foster youth development, GLIFWC partners with the USDA Forest Service to conduct Camp Onji-Akiing (From The Earth), a 5 day outdoor adventure camp for youth in grades 4 through 8. Located in the Ottawa National Forest in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, this camp explores culture, lifeways and traditional knowledge while exposing youth to the fields of biology, botany, forestry, and enforcement, among others.