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Executive Director Annamarie Hill of the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council says on Thursday that a resolution state lawmakers adopted seeking repeal of a federal law banishing Dakota and Winnegabo Indians from Minnesota makes for a good teaching moment. With her is Dale Greene from the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Minnesota asks Washington to repeal Indian banishment

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's request to overturn a federal law that threw Dakota and Winnebago Indians out of the state can become a way to teach about mistreatment over the years, American Indians and a state legislator say.

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