- Parent Category: NFIC Columnists & Contributors
- Category: Paul DeMain
- Published: 25 September 2007
Our visitors are still being guided by Kenny Charette of the Red Cliff Ojibwe Reservation. Kenny is a fisherman by profession, at least that is what he has been doing for about 30 years of his life, with a few stints at home construction on Madeline Island at one time.
Ken give our guests a general tour of the Red Cliff Reservation, the tribes marina, and drives past the old museum which just didn't make the conversation from an isolated community to an isolated community with a nice museum. The tribe converted a bar, restaurant and bowling alley to a casino a few years back but from everything I hear on a regular basis, the casino makes money during the three summer months and survives the other nine.
Raspberry Point? I will have to check on the name, whether it is Raspberry Point or Peninsula or some other name. While I was not on this walk out to the Lake Superior, this area is a camping, picnic and beach walking area for the Red Cliff tribe and public. The next day, our guest talk about the eagles they saw, and how they walked out on an boardwalk that is falling apart left and right over a large marsh and swampland to get out to the sandy beaches.
Red Cliff Tribal Fisheries. Our guests inform me that the operater of the Red Cliff Tribal Fisheries department that oversee the hatchery and other resource issues was very impressive. Tony notes how old and ancient the Sturgeon the tribe is raising looks. The fish are about two years old now and I would think they by next year they will be releasing them.