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Native America Calling: Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reclaims land taken decades ago
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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reclaims land taken decades ago
More than six decades after it errantly took land away from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, the federal government is returning nearly 12,000 acres.

The transaction resolves a dispute over the Minnesota tribe’s land that began when federal officials improperly interpreted a U.S. Department of the Interior order, and started selling off what was clearly Leech Lake land.

Reversing the process was no easy feat, and required a unique collaboration with county officials.

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