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Roger Aitken, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe business director, urges Leech Lake Tribal Council members to enforce already recognized treaty rights before pursuing fishing, hunting, gathering and travel rights of the 1855 Treaty. Pioneer Photo/Monte Draper

Anishinaabe treaty rights: Leech Lake Band holds public information gathering

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CASS LAKE -- Leech Lake and White Earth bands of Ojibwe ceded land in an 1855 treaty with the United States government, but they did not give up their rights to fish, hunt, gather or travel in the ceded lands - that belief is the crux of a grassroots movement gaining momentum among members of both bands.

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