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Red Lake Nation takes to the streets for Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

 

October 11, 2022

Participants march along Highway 1 during an Indigenous Peoples Day event on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Red Lake.Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer

RED LAKE - Red Lake Nation marched in solidarity to commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday with around 75 members completing a trek from the old trading post building to Red Lake Nation College.

Participants march along Highway 1 during an Indigenous Peoples Day event on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022, in Red Lake. Annalise Braught / Bemidji Pioneer

Sporting ribbon skirts and other traditional regalia, about 75 participants held up signs of support and marched along Highway 1 as a traveling drum group was pulled on a trailer about 3/4 of a mile to RLNC where a traditional walleye feast awaited them.

One focus of the celebration was an 1889 land agreement with the U.S. government that recognized Red Lake's formal sovereignty, which followed Red Lake's resistance to the Dawes Allotment Act of 1887. This allowed Red Lake Nation members to hold their land in common and remain a closed tribal nation with its own legal jurisdiction.

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