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MPR: Ojibwe tribes in Minnesota ban wolf hunting on their lands





"Minnesota's inaugural regulated wolf hunt, set to begin Saturday, is being received with sadness by many Ojibwe people.

The wolf plays a central role in the Ojibwe, or Anishinaabe creation story, in which man and wolf traveled the world together and spoke the same language. Wolves are often described as family members. That's what makes a wolf hunt so painful to many Ojibwe, who hold the wolf sacred.

"It's viewed as a brotherhood. That's probably the best way I've heard it explained," said Thomas Howes, natural resources program manager for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. "That's the philosophy behind it." "

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Ojibwe bands ban wolf hunting - but only on Indian-controlled lands (Minnesota Public Radio 10/31)