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Bemidji Pioneer: Tribal health, opioid crisis take center stage in Leech Lake 'State of the Band' address

WALKER -- Though the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe made significant strides in 2017, Tribal Chairman Faron Jackson, Sr. spent much of his first-ever “State of the Band” address looking ahead to potential 2018 projects and challenges.

In his speech, Jackson heavily emphasized the need for more federal funding to keep reservation programs afloat, and updated band members on this year’s projects and initiatives.


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