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James Vander Maas 1941-2020

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of past President James Vander Maas. James will be missed by us all at the Coalition to Protect MI Resources. He was instrumental in much of the work this organization has accomplished. Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family. James Lloyd Vander Maas,…

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July 2020 Update

Fishing Agreement and the future of the Great Lakes Dear Members and Friends of the Coalition, Recently, the Traverse City Record Eagle reported on negotiations aimed at a new agreement on Great Lakes fishing between five Michigan Tribes and the State of Michigan. The Coalition to Protect Michigan Resources is participating in those negotiations as…

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March 2020 Update

THE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS ARE THREATENING   As many people know, the agreement that we have been living with for the last 20 years that has protected our Great Lakes sport fishery is expiring.  As of August 8 of THIS year, there will be no agreement or Court order that regulates the activities of tribal commercial…

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January 2020 Update

2019 Updates The negotiations through the end of 2019 consisted of  9 days of negotiations in various locations throughout the state. CPMR’s confirmed we have Amicus status in the 2020 negotiations from Judge Maloney CPMR’s attorney’s had multiple meetings during the summer of 2019 with MDNR to prepare for the 2020 negotiations Attended the August Executive…

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May 24 Update

Re: Report on May 24 Executive Council Meeting Jim Vander Maas, Bryan Eade, Frank Krist, Theresa Krist, Steve Schultz, and Chris Patterson attended the Executive Council meeting held at the Odawa Hotel in Petoskey, Michigan. The meeting started at 1:00 p.m., and although only two action items were presented on the agenda, the meeting lasted…

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