Coleman Carlstein, Derek Gregg, Ian Hanagan, Matt Lekity, Michael Munoz & Nam Nguyen
Christen Calanayan, Jack Luck & Jake McNeilly
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) is a rural community located on the L’Anse Indian Reservation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula along the southern shore of Lake Superior. The KBIC is a signatory to the Treaties of 1842 and 1854. The exterior boundaries of the reservation were established under the Chippewa Treaty of 1854 and the members and descendants of the Tribe retain their right to fish, hunt, and gather throughout the ceded territory under the 1842 Treaty of the Chippewa. The primary land base is the L'Anse Indian Reservation. The L'Anse Indian Reservation consists of approximately 59,000 acres, which is dominated by a diversity of habitats that sustain healthy populations of fish, wildlife, and plant species. In addition to recognizing our Treaties with the Federal Government, we honor our First Treaty with all orders of creation, which includes our obligations and connections to the natural environment. It is our responsibility to speak for those that do not have a voice in the Council of Men.
For the KBIC, fishing is the strand of the cultural core that ties history to present day to future; it is a vital foundation for cultural beliefs and values, traditional lifeways, and even individual identity. It started with early Great Lake Indian trade networks, followed by 17th-century commercial activity, and continuing into today’s commercial and subsistence harvest. KBIC members can apply for a commercial fishing license, as well as standard annual fishing licenses. Fish are part of every traditional feast and ceremony and sharing harvested fish with family and the community is a common practice.
Eat Safe Fish Guide - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Eat Safe Fish Guide - Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in Partnership with the KBIC
Michigan Fishing Guide - License/Harvest Regulations and Fish Species Information
Finding Places to Fish - Michigan
Mercury Map - The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC)
KBIC Tribal/Reservation Fishing Regulations
KBIC Natural Resources Department