Selling the Waters of Gitchi-Gummi (4/6/00)
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The shortage of fresh water in the U.S. and Canada has threatened the health of the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Superior or Lake Gitchi-Gummi, (Big Water as it is known in Ojibway). Canadian tankers have already begun hauling water to Ontario to supplement their supply. How long before we start exporting all of the Great Lakes water to quench the thirst of North America? What could this mean for the health of one of the world's largest fresh water ecosystems? Guests include Ann McAnnon-Soltis of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission.