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Tribal protesters charged for gathering fish and wild rice

 


Four Ojibwe tribe members have been charged for gathering wild rice and setting gillnets during a protest last summer.

In an attempt to strengthen hunting and gathering rights under the 1855 Treaty, dozens of tribal members from White Earth and Leech Lake bands gathered at Hole-in-the-Day Lake in late August.

Two protesters were handed citations at the time for harvesting wild rice without a permit, and two others for setting gillnets. Late last month Crow Wing County Attorney Donald Ryan decided to officially charge all four protesters.

http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/state-and-regional/tribal-protesters-charged-for-gathering-fish-and-wild-rice/article_f7fb8b80-b786-5994-942b-5cfda49919e8.html

 

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