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Past chairman and Leech Lake elder dies

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WALKER -- An elder member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe has taken the next step in life’s journey. Eli Hunt, 60, of Walker passed away on Wednesday.


Hunt served as tribal chairman for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Cass Lake in the late 1990s and early 2000s before vacating his seat due to a recall in 2002.

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Crystal Dey
Crystal Dey covers crime, courts, tribal relations and social issues for The Bemidji Pioneer in Bemidji, Minnesota. 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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