Leech Lake Tribal Council halts fishing protest

by Kendall Mark

The Leech Lake Chippewa Tribal Council has said it has not promoted a protest set for May 14, the day of the state's walleye and pike fishing season opener, planned by tribal members, the Star Tribune said.

The band believes they have rights reserved under the 1845 and 1855 treaties with the federal government for fishing and hunting but with to seek a diplomatic agreement before any other form of activism, the Star Tribune said.

The idea of a fishing protest was discussed in a meeting over the 1855 treaty, the Bemidji Pioneer said, which includded Leech Lake, White Earth, and Red Lake Reservations.

The group wished to highten awareness of the treaty, but never received permission from the Leech Lake Tribal Council, the Bemidji Pioneer said.

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by mark0453 published on April 23, 2010 11:57 AM.

NASA postpones shuttle landing due to rain was the previous entry in this blog.

Minnesota Historical Society director retiring is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.