We have decided to withdraw support of the Northwoods Wolf Alliance (NWA). NWA was founded by an Anishinaabe woman and a non-Native woman. The original intent of NWA was to integrate Anishinaabe values in the opposition to the wolf hunt. The NWA reads: The Northwoods Wolf Alliance is a grassroots coalition of Anishinaabeg people and their allies working to protect ma'iingan (wolf), particularly in Anishinaabe Akiing (Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan).
Because of conflicting circumstances, the Anishinaabe co-founder left NWA. Her departure marks a critical gap in the Anishinaabe leadership role in the NWA. Therefore, Protect Our Manoomin feels that NWA no longer represents a focused Anishinaabe agenda or viewpoint.
While Protect Our Manoomin applauds the past and present work of NWA, we have decided to withdraw our affiliation with NWA.
Weweni wiiji’idig. Weweni ganawendan iniw gaa-izhi-gikinoo’amaagoziwiyan. Manaaji’idig. Bishigedan Ashkaakamigokwe.
The Protect Our Manoomin Council