White Earth Band Of Ojibwe
With a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.
The leader of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe says a federal government shutdown could have ramifications on the northwestern Minnesota tribe’s health services and its fishery.
A Minnesota Indian tribe upped the ante for a new Vikings stadium on Thursday. But the offer to help comes as lawmakers are leaving the Capitol for a long break with the stadium deal in limbo.