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Idle No More Duluth Fights to Save Wolf, Ojibwes’ Brother

posted Apr 2, 2015, 11:41 PM by chloe owens

2/11/15, by Konnie LeMay, Indian Country Today

Idle No More Duluth Fights to Save Wolf, Ojibwes’ Brother

Idle No More Duluth, based in northern Minnesota, is using the recent federal court ruling that put the gray wolf back on the endangered species list to call for respect by non-Natives of hunting bans enacted on most Minnesota Ojibwe tribal lands. All of the Ojibwe tribal nations within Minnesota have outlawed hunting or trapping of wolves within their reservation boundaries. The snag, though, comes on reservations checkerboarded with non-Native ownership within reservation boundaries since the General Allotment Act of 1887. While virtually all lands within the Red Lake and Grand Portage reservations’ boundaries are held by the tribe or tribal members, others are like Leech Lake and White Earth, where 10 percent or less of lands within reservation boundaries are tribally held.

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/02/11/idle-no-more-duluth-fights-save-wolf-ojibwes-brother-159150

 

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