Return of the Red Lake Walleye
The Native Nations Institute's film Return of the Red Lake Walleye chronicles the extraordinary effort of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians-working together with the State of Minnesota and the federal government-to bring back the culturally vital walleye from the brink of extinction and restore it to health in Red Lake. It examines how the Band and State overcame decades of bad blood to forge an innovative public policy solution that puts cooperation before conflict and science before politics, fueling an amazing recovery that has defied the odds.
A compelling example of tribal sovereignty in practice, Return of the Red Lake Walleye documents the significance of the walleye's return for the Red Lake community, its people, the tribe as a whole, and those generations yet to come.
Program Length: 28:45
Production Staff: Produced & Directed by Ian Record, Music by Keith Secola, Narrated by Leah S. Lussier, Edited by Michael Baron, Steve Bayless, Bob Lindberg, Graphics by Ariel Mack.
Production Company: Native Nations Institute in association with Arizona Public Media
Public Broadcast Release: January 2012
Tags: fish, ojibwe, red lake, minnesota
Product ID: RRLW-11-H