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Members of the Organizing Apprenticeship Project feasted on Red Lake Walleye, Leech Lake wild rice, locally harvested squash and fried bread at Leech Lake Tribal College Wednesday. The metro-based racial justice group was in Cass Lake to discuss food sovereignty. Crystal Dey | Bemidji Pioneer

Homegrown: Leech Lake woman raising food sovereignty awareness

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CASS LAKE -- The Benny Tonce drum room at Leech Lake Tribal College resonated with multi-cultural energy Wednesday evening. Separated by 200 miles and a three hour drive, metro residents unified with members of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe over an element essential to all their lives -- food.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey has worked for the Echo Press in Alexandria, Minnesota, The Forum in Fargo, North Dakota, The Tampa Tribune in Tampa, Florida, the Hartford Courant in Hartford and West Hartford News in West Hartford, Connecticut. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.
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