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Articles written by Robert Desjarlait

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  • Occupy Enbridge: Taking a Stand on Red Lake Sovereign Land

    Robert Desjarlait, Intercontential Cry|Apr 8, 2013

    To the southwest of the Red Lake Anishinaabe Nation, lie desolate, wooded lands that were opened for settlement and home-steading under the Agreement of 1889. In 1945, Oscar Chapman, Assistant Secretary of Interior, signed an Order of Restoration that restored unsold ceded lands of the Agreements of 1889 and 1904 to the Red Lake Band. Although most of the southwestern ceded land was sold during 1889 land rush, several areas remained unsold and were returned to Red Lake, including eight acres...

  • Nelson wrongly claims Ojibwe support for mining

    Robert Desjarlait, Duluth News Tribune|Dec 27, 2011

    In the past, St. Louis Commissioner Keith Nelson has purported to be part Indian, with ties from the Red Lake Ojibwe reservation. He also has reportedly said Native people support mining. For the record, Nelson is not enrolled. Although the Nelson surname is on the Red Lake tribal rolls, Commissioner Nelson is not among those listed. If he is related to the Nelsons at Red Lake, his ties are tenuous at best. Without a tribal enrollment card, he can’t claim to be Indian, let alone speak for them. Nelson is known to represent the majority wishes o...