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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe swears in executive committee members (August 12, 2016)

The committee consists of the leaders of the Bois Forte, Fond Du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth bands.


Leader of Bois Forte Band promises fight against substance abuse
Leader of Bois Forte Band promises fight against substance abuse (February 9, 2016)

Chairman Kevin Leecy described prescription drugs, heroin and methamphetamine as the new version of 'smallpox blankets' for the Minnesota tribe.


Kevin Leecy: Tribes remain a vital segment of our community
Kevin Leecy: Tribes remain a vital segment of our community (November 27, 2015)

Indian tribes remain sovereign nations. Our people are still here. Our governments are still here. We still retain our rights.


Bois Forte Band expands economy with second Tim Hortons Cafe
Bois Forte Band expands economy with second Tim Hortons Cafe (July 2, 2015)

The Canadian-based fast casual restaurant is known for its coffee and doughnuts.


Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener
Column: Bois Forte Band welcomes visitors to fishing opener (May 8, 2015)

In many respects, the Bois Forte Band exemplifies ways that communities of different cultural backgrounds can get along, even when the issue is sharing natural resources.


Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights
Editorial: Minnesota tribes work together to address treaty rights (April 23, 2015)

Lake Vermilion’s reputation as one of the state’s premier walleye lakes dodged a potential bullet this past week, thanks to the efforts of the Bois Forte Tribal Council.


Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s
Bois Forte Band set to recover sacred items uncovered in 1920s (April 14, 2015)

The items belonged to the Midewiwin, a sacred society, and will be returned under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.


House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas
House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas (November 21, 2014)

The payments to citizens of the Grand Portage Band will be exempt from state and federal taxation under H.R.3608.


Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL  mascot
Minnesota Tribes: United in campaign against racist NFL mascot (November 3, 2014)

Leaders of eight tribes explain why they oppose the Washington NFL team's racist mascot.


Kevin Leecy: The truth about our history will set Americans free
Kevin Leecy: The truth about our history will set Americans free (November 3, 2014)

It is time for America to shine a light on its relationship with Indians.


Bois Forte man, 76,  and wife adopted  dozen Indian children
Bois Forte man, 76, and wife adopted dozen Indian children (May 15, 2013)

The Gawboy family in 2010. Photo from Duluth News Tribune Jim Gawboy, a 76-year-old member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota, and his wife are the...


Gene Boshey, former chairman of Bois Forte Band, passes at 80
Gene Boshey, former chairman of Bois Forte Band, passes at 80 (August 15, 2012)

Eugene Boshey Sr., a former chairman of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians in Minnesota, died on Monday. He was 80. Boshey was first elected to the tribal council...


Bois Forte Band reclaims thousands of artifacts after 64 years
Bois Forte Band reclaims thousands of artifacts after 64 years (July 18, 2012)

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa has reclaimed more than 8,000 artifacts that were taken from the reservation in 1948. University of Minnesota archeologist Lloyd Wilford removed the items, apparently...


Bois Forte Band ready to break ground  on $4.7M housing project
Bois Forte Band ready to break ground on $4.7M housing project (February 9, 2011)

The Bois Forte Band Indians in Minnesota expects to break ground this spring on a $4.7 million housing project. The project will include 12 duplex houses and an eight-unit apartment...