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Roger Jourdain, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa's first tribal leader, stood at the shores of Lower Red Lake with a host of officials, including representatives of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, in 1989 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the treaty that created the Red Lake Reservation. Pioneer File Photo

Mayor sets July 27 as Roger A. Jourdain Day

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Known for being a national spokesman for American Indian sovereignty, Roger Jourdain, Red Lake's first tribal chairman, will now be visibly remembered on a yearly basis.

Prior to the Bemidji City Council meeting Monday evening, Mayor Dave Larson signed a proclamation that designated July 27 as Roger A. Jourdain Day.

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