MPR: White Earth Ojibwe members protest wolf hunt in state

"A few Ojibwe tribal members spent part of the weekend protesting Minnesota's first managed wolf hunt, which began Saturday.

Tribal members on the White Earth Indian Reservation stood along highways in several tribal communities, carrying signs of protest.

Minnesota's Ojibwe reservations in northern Minnesota have put their tribal lands off-limits to wolf hunting. The White Earth band has declared all of its reservation a wolf sanctuary. But much of the land within the reservation is owned by the state or by non-Indians.

White Earth resident Bob Shimek said the wolf has great cultural significance for the Ojibwe, and tribal members will do what they have to to protect the animal."

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Ojibwe members protest Minn. wolf hunt (Minnesota Public Radio 11/4)

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