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Leech Lake's State of the Band Address covers tribal milestones, COVID-19 impact, vaccine rollout and more


March 30, 2021

Leech Lake Chairman Faron Jackson Sr. speaks during the virtual Leech Lake State of the Band Address on Friday, March 26, 2021. Facebook screenshot.

LEECH LAKE -- Challenges were addressed and achievements celebrated during the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's annual State of the Band Address, which took place virtually on Friday, March 26.

The event served as a reflection of 2020, so naturally, looming large over the address was the tribe's response to COVID-19, as well as business development, land restoration, treaty rights, housing issues, environmental protection, the status of Leech Lake gaming and education.

Kicking off the event were a number of special guests, including remarks from Minnesota's Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison.


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