The University of Wisconsin-Madison Trout Lake Station occupies ancestral Ojibwe land, located within the Ceded Territories of the Lake Superior Chippewa Tribes and in close proximity to the sovereign nation of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.
After decades of endured violence and displacement from their homelands, the Ojibwe people were forced to provide access to the Ceded Territories in the treaties of 1837 and 1842.
At Trout Lake Station, this history and the recognition of ongoing colonial practices will inform training, partnerships, and the co-production of knowledge toward the stewardship of water for future generations.
— Requested by partners on our Wild Rice project, composed in reference to the UW Madison language, edited and discussed by CFL PI and TLS staff, and presented to the LDF council on Sep-12-2022. It was received with appreciation and some discussion of how the partnerships are looking and some specific project discussion.