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Chippewa Tribal Members Cited by Minnesota DNR for Exercising Their Treaty Rights to Gather Wild Rice and to Fish


NISSWA, MINNESOTA— Some ten members of various Chippewa Bands in Minnesota were given citations by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for attempting to exercise their treaty rights to gather wild rice and fish in the Hole-in-the Day Lake area of the northern portion of the state.

The citations came one day after about 100 Chippewa protesters showed up on Thursday, August 27, with threats of arrest because the Minnesota DNR is taking a more stringent approach to enforcing a state ordinance forbidding gathering wild rice and fishing with fishing nets.


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