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  • Marjorie Anderson, first woman to lead Mille Lacs band, dies at 81

    Rupa Shenoy, MPR|Jul 1, 2013

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe said former Chief Executive Marjorie Anderson died on Saturday. Anderson was the first woman leader of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in east central Minnesota, serving from 1991 to 2000. She was elected to another four-year term as chief executive in 2008. Anderson received awards for her leadership in Indian gambling, tribal self-governance and tribal treaty rights. In the early 1990s she was a leader in the fight to gain tribal control of f...

  • Agreement sets foundation for economic development on reservation

    Rupa Shenoy, MPR|Oct 24, 2011

    St. Paul, Minn. — A joint governmental agreement that allows the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to use the state's financial filing system will hopefully eliminate a roadblock to economic success on the reservation. The Minnesota Secretary of State and the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe signed the agreement Friday, and marks a significant milestone for American Indians in Minnesota. Without the basic structures of an economy in place, such as a financial record system, many American Indian tribes s...