White Earth Nation signing new police agreement
Thursday, December 11, 2003

The White Earth Ojibwe Nation of Minnesota will sign a new cooperative police agreement with Mahnomen County today.

The deal will give the tribal police primary authority over in Nay-Tah-Waush, a predominantly Indian community. The state will have primary responsibility for state highways.

The agreement replaced one that expired two years ago. The tribe felt that its authority wasn't properly recognized. The new deal ensure that tribal and state police can arrest and ticket Indians and non-Indians.

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Mahnomen, White Earth to sign policing agreement today (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 12/11)
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