Phenological Initiatives for INdigenous Peoples in Limnology
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.
What is PhIN (Phenological Initiatives for INdigenous Peoples in Limnology)?
PhIN is an opportunity for Indigenous peoples to gain vital skills in the realms of ecological research pertaining to local waterways in what is currently called the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Many organizations are collaborating with us to give the community the opportunity to contribute to the science of limnology (the study of inland lakes and rivers) and phenology (the study of seasonal changes). Apply to attend 2024 workshops!