A national Native American non-profit organization, the Native American Fish & Wildlife Society, serves as a communication medium for self-determined Native American fish and wildlife managers.

We serve as a communication network between tribal, federal, and state fish and wildlife management entities.

Native Youth Community Adaptation and Leadership Congress

2019 NYCALC DATES: July 7 - July 13, 2019



Only teams composed of a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 5 students will be accepted from a single community. All students will fill an application out individually.

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DEADLINE: March 29, 2019


What: The goal of this symposium is to highlight the significance and the benefits that Ma’iingan brings to the landscape and the challenges that Ma’iingan is facing. This will be done through Anishinaabe teachings, scientific research, and through discussions. We want to fuse traditional ecological knowledge and western science, with strong components of both.

Where: Bad River will be hosting the Symposium. We are hoping that this can become an annual symposium and can discuss future locations at future planning meetings. 

Who: The planning committee should consist of Tribal wildlife and forestry personnel (we want to also have a strong habitat component as well), treaty authority professionals, tribal historic preservation officers, tribal elders, education programs, and anyone else that would like to assist in the planning of this Symposium. The symposium will be open for all to attend.

When: The exact time will be discussed at the first planning meeting. We are looking at next winter when there is snow on the ground.

Why: Ma’iingan is a brother to the Anishinaabeg and their paths are intertwined. There is a lot of negative media and misconceptions surrounding Ma’iingan and this symposium is meant to highlight the positives and also the cultural significance of Ma’iingan. Bad River was awarded some funding to help assist with the planning and hosting of the symposium.

As mentioned, this is a call out for a planning committee. You can reply to this email or call me if you are interested in being apart of the planning efforts or are interested in learning more. I plan on having the initial planning meeting the first week of February and will only invite those that indicate interest in being on the committee. After the initial planning meeting we will develop save-the-dates and I will start a distribution list for people wanting to attend and/or present at the Symposium.

For more information, contact: Lacey Hill Kastern, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Global Wildlife Resources (GWR) is offering a list of chemical immobilization training opportunities for 2019 in the US and Canada. These courses are designed for state/tribal/private/federal wildlife professionals, animal control officers, zoo caretakers, and captive wildlife organizations, university students, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians.
Attached are course announcements and a Global Wildlife Resources Wildlife Chemical Capture Course Outline. A student rate is available.
• March 12-14, 2019 Reno, Nevada
• April 23-25, 2019 Lethbridge, Alberta
• May 20-22, 2019, Michigan 2019 Wildlife Course Announcement (This date was earlier posted for May 21-23)
• September 10-12, 2019 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
These courses are the most current and extensive chemical capture courses in North America
• Field-based with professional tools and techniques; Discussing the latest topics and issues.
• Hands-on labs every day- including dart gun practice, needle and syringe lab, and drugging live animals.
• Participants will be able to chemically immobilize goats, which simulate deer, using BAM - the most current and effective wildlife drug combination
• Courses in Canada are specifically designed for the needs of Canadian wildlife professionals and students, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and zoo caretakers. The co-instructors are Dr. Mark Johnson of Freeland, Washington, and Dr. Marc Cattet of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
• 22 CE credits toward The Wildlife Society Professional Development Program
These courses are often profound personal and professional experiences.
Each class is limited to 25 participants so register early!
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