Ellison: Mille Lacs Band Still Has 61K-Acre ReservationThe contentious issue could have deep implications for people who live around one of Minnesota's destination fishing areas.
Ojibwe Bands To Hold Public Meetings On Line 3 Pipeline PlanSix Ojibwe bands that oppose Enbridge Energy's proposal to replace its Line 3 oil pipeline will open public meetings this week as part of their own environmental assessment.
Best Roadside Attractions Near MinnesotaMonuments tell a story about our state and the people who live here.
Fond Du Lac Band Hopes To Bring Elk Back To NE MinnesotaMajestic wild elk once roamed most of Minnesota before hunters killed them off. Now the Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe hopes to bring them back to the tribe's ancestral territory in northeastern Minnesota. The Ojibwe name for elk is "omashkoozoog," or "prairie moose."
DOJ Now Has Criminal Jurisdiction On Mille Lacs ReservationThe United States Federal Government will now assume criminal jurisdiction over the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe's reservation in central Minnesota, according to the Department of Justice. The Mille Lacs Reservation becomes only the second in the U.S. to have had their request for concurrent jurisdiction granted by the DOJ -- the first being the White Earth Reservation in northeastern Minnesota.
4 Ojibwe Treaty Rights Protesters ChargedAuthorities have charged four Ojibwe Indians with fishing and wild rice violations stemming from a protest last summer to assert treaty rights they claim they still hold.
Finding Minnesota: North Shore's 'Witch Tree'A twisted, gnarly old cedar tree has inspired centuries of wonder and mystery in far northeastern Minnesota. The solitary tree, which locals nicknamed, "The Witch Tree," has long been growing out of a rock on tribal land along the rugged shoreline of Lake Superior.
White Earth Band Makes 2nd Run At Legacy Amendment MoneyThe White Earth Band of Ojibwe is making a second run at trying to win a $2.2 million Legacy Amendment grant to protect around 2,000 acres of wetlands and forests in Clearwater County of northwestern Minnesota.
Ojibwe Group To Harvest Wild Rice In Treaty Rights TestA group of Ojibwe Native Americans has put the Dayton administration on notice that it plans to harvest wild rice without state licenses later this month to try to assert rights they believe they hold under an 1855 treaty. They plan to gather wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake in Nisswa on Aug. 27 and are urging conservation officers not to issue citations or seize their wild rice or harvesting equipment.
Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye CrisisWith the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.
Mankato Will Offer Dakota Language CoursesMinnesota State University, Mankato will offer Dakota language and culture courses beginning this fall. University president Richard Davenport says the courses will help preserve the culture and heritage of the Dakota people in the region and state.
Mille Lacs Daily Walleye Limit Drops To One FishWith just a month to go until the statewide fishing opener, anglers who fish lake Mille Lacs received more disappointing news. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources released the 2015 fishing regulations for Mille Lacs, which cuts the bag limit on walleye in half.
Push To Block Water Quality Standards That Protect Wild RiceA Minnesota House committee is considering a bill that would prevent the state from enforcing water quality standards designed to protect wild rice for at least two years.
Officials Reach Agreement On Autopsy For 2nd Ojibwe WomanTribal and county government officials have agreed on how to handle an autopsy on an Ojibwe woman whose family objects on religious grounds.
Defending Champ Wins Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon Defending champion Nathan Schroeder has won the 30th running of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon.