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Red Lake Fishery

“As a company owned and operated by the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe we use our knowledge of the Red Lakes to your advantage. Our fish products are wild caught by tribal fishermen using the wisdom from our elders to harvest in a sustainable manner. We understand the benefits of natural foods and include that value into the preparation of our fillets, each one done by hand.”

BOOZHOO, Welcome to the Red Lake Nation Fishery

We have been providing freshwater walleye to America since 1919. Our business started during the First World War to bring a healthy food supply to American Troops and again in World War II. In 1929 the fishery was in full operation by the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe and distributed all over the United States. Red Lake Walleye became world famous.

As Native Americans we have a strong connection with our traditions

We respect nature’s waters and the foods that come from the Earth. These teachings have been part of our everyday lives for generations.

We still fish in the traditional ways, using the wisdom of our elders that was handed down from generation to generation. Our fish are wild-caught by tribal fishermen, employing local knowledge and ancestral practices to deliver quality fish products in the most natural way.

Sustainability

IN THE OJIBWE CULTURE, WE HOLD ALL THINGS SACRED

Inherent in every one of our premier fish products is our connection to all things that we hold sacred. It is the essence behind our unwavering commitment to the highest quality in everything we do. This includes:

ALL THINGS to Maintain Our Traditions

We still fish in the traditional ways, using the wisdom of our elders that was handed down from generation to generation. Our fish are wild-caught by tribal fishermen, employing local knowledge and ancestral practices to deliver quality fish products in the most natural way.

ALL THINGS to Promote Sustainability

Sustainability is in our DNA … and our DNR.

Guided by ancient traditions, aided and advanced by the most modern techniques, we are closely aligned with the Red Lake Nation Department of Natural Resources. We employ scientific methods to track and preserve our fish populations. We use this data to establish an annual quota to ensure that our fish nation will last forever.

ALL THINGS to Respect our Natural Resources

To us, animals are no less important than humans. Plants are no less important than animals. That’s why we honor all the things that take care of us. We always keep in mind that we do not own the earth. The earth owns us.

ALL THINGS to Nurture Healthy Waters

As an Indian Nation, we are the guardians of our land and protect its natural state by managing over development. Our waters run free of the contaminants that are drained into other lakes. Organic waters spawn the healthiest fish and it shows in the quality we provide. We are dedicated to preserving the health of our beautiful lake and all of its inhabitants.

All Things to Deliver the Finest, Freshest Products

All of our fish are hand-filleted by expert processors. They are placed on ice without delay. When they are delivered fresh to you, they arrive fresh and clean, just as nature intended it.

All Things Considered

the Akina Brand means that we deliver the finest, freshest, hand-filleted product … wild-caught from pristine waters … with enduring respect for the land and everything in it.

Mission & Vision

“We’d like to personally extend a warm welcome to you. We hope you will eventually join our family of satisfied customers that we have served for generations.”

Red Lake Fisheries is world famous for its Walleye.

It is our goal to bring you the quality fish products that you would expect from a world class fishery. Red Lake Industries have been featured in quality restaurants and grocery stores throughout the nation. Although we are not as well known as some larger established fisheries, our product remains the freshest and most delicious that can be found on the market. Our fish is hand-harvested, hand-processed and fresh-shipped every day.

Our products are purchased and shipped daily, so our customers are able to enjoy the highest-quality fish products available anywhere on earth. Enjoy Walleye, Yellow Perch, Crappie, Northern, Smoked White Fish, and more. Our world class products stand in the forefront of the aquatic food industry.

We hope you’ll enjoy browsing through our website. We are proud of what we do and encourage you to contact us if we can be of service.

The freshest fish, the most positive outcomes.

Our mission is to sustainably manage, harvest, and prepare superior quality wild fish products, inspired by our Native American culture, and deliver them directly to your doorstep. In doing this our tribal-owned company is helping our local economy grow, providing many jobs, and reinvesting in our small community.

AADIZOOKAAN (THE STORY)

The creation story tells us about our beginnings as anishinabeg and about our connection to all things. The story connects us to the land we come from and the places we hold as special. The land becomes inseparable from us for it tells us who we are and where our roots are.

According to the aadizookaawin, Manidoo had a vision (dream). Manidoo saw the mineral people and brought his vision into being. Manidoo spoke to the mineral people and told them he was going to give them a gift and they needed to take care of this gift. He gave them the plant people. Then Manidoo spoke to the plant people and told them he was going to give them a gift and they were to take care of this gift. Manidoo gave them the animal people. Manidoo told the mineral, plant and animal people he was going to give them a sacred gift they were to take care of.

Manidoo took the four elements, fire, water, earth and air, blew his breath into the four elements and made anishinabe. The mineral people, plant people, and animal people agreed to take care of this sacred gift Manidoo gave them. This set in motion the interconnected, interdependent and interrelated system.

Animals are no less important than humans, plants are no less important than animals. To show our gratitude, we are to honor all of these things that take care of us. We are all part of one great whole. We must remember that we do not own the earth, the earth owns us.