Ojibwe tribes request co-management of treaty resources
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians and the White Earth Band of Ojibwe Indians want to co-manage their off-reservation treaty resources with the state.

Leech Lake, White Earth and other bands of the Chippewa Tribe of Minnesota have been meeting to discuss their rights on ceded territory. They are pointing to a 1999 ruling from the that recognized off-reservation fishing.

The meetings led to a proposed fishing rights protest on May 14, a day before the state walleye season. But Leech Lake Chairman Archie LaRose and .White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor said their tribes hadn't approved the protest.

A meeting with the state Department of Natural Resources was scheduled to take place today but was called off LaRose indicated the tribe's desire to co-manage treaty resources, The Bemidji Pioneer reported.

Get the Story:
Leech Lake seeks resource management (The Bemidji Pioneer 4/27)
Minnesota Chippewa leaders delay treaty rights talks (AP 4/27)

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