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Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice
Arne Vainio: Protecting our Manoomin, our wild rice (May 14, 2019)

This is our ancestral food, this is indigenous food. It’s what we need, it’s worth cooking right and it’s forever worth protecting.


Minnesota court deals setback to oil pipeline opposed by tribes
Minnesota court deals setback to oil pipeline opposed by tribes (September 15, 2015)

The route of the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline crosses through off-reservation areas used by Ojibwe tribes to gather rice.


Michael McNally: Ojibwe treaty protected fishing and gathering
Michael McNally: Ojibwe treaty protected fishing and gathering (September 10, 2015)

I’ve come to learn of the remarkably deep continued relationship that many Ojibwe people have with Gull Lake and its environs.


Frank Bibeau: Ojibwe people assert treaty rights in Minnesota
Frank Bibeau: Ojibwe people assert treaty rights in Minnesota (September 2, 2015)

Minnesota’s jurisdiction was challenged on two fronts by the White Earth Reservation, Honor the Earth and the 1855 Treaty Authority last week.


Young tribal members cited for wild rice harvest in Minnesota
Young tribal members cited for wild rice harvest in Minnesota (September 1, 2015)

A couple from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe were exercising their treaty rights at an off-reservation lake in Minnesota.


Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice
Tribal members in Minnesota assert treaty right to gather wild rice (August 28, 2015)

The 1855 Treaty Authority hopes to provoke a court battle to confirm off-reservation harvesting rights.


Minnesota weighs tougher pollution standard to protect wild rice
Minnesota weighs tougher pollution standard to protect wild rice (February 26, 2014)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will be considering a tough pollution standard aimed at protecting wild rice, a staple for tribes in the state.


Mary Pember: Wisconsin tribes prepared to defend land, water
Mary Pember: Wisconsin tribes prepared to defend land, water (March 5, 2012)

"Wisconsin's legislature is considering rules that would make new mining operations swfiter to begin and less subject to oversight. But the state's Native American tribes, with experience behind them, are...


Socialist Worker: Bad River Band protests mining project
Socialist Worker: Bad River Band protests mining project (February 1, 2012)

"The sound of drums added to the now familiar singing and chanting in Wisconsin's state Capital rotunda on January 25, a din that periodically grew loud enough to interrupt Gov....


Mary Pember:   Mine in Wisconsin   threatens   sacred traditions
Mary Pember: Mine in Wisconsin threatens sacred traditions (January 24, 2012)

"Opinakii, the place where the wild potatoes grow, lies just south of the Bad River Reservation on land ceded to the United States by the Ojibwe in 1842. Remote and...


Mike Wiggins: Bad River Band opposes changes in   mining law
Mike Wiggins: Bad River Band opposes changes in mining law (December 8, 2011)

"As a responsible government and largest employer in Ashland County, the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians (Band) believes in the importance of supporting existing industries...


MPR: Wild rice at issue for another mine project in Minnesota
MPR: Wild rice at issue for another mine project in Minnesota (October 11, 2011)

"The controversial Polymet mining project proposal near Hoyt Lakes on the Iron Range has been under environmental review for years, in part because of the potential for sulfuric acid to...


Opinion: Republican lawmaker no friend to tribes in Wisconsin
Opinion: Republican lawmaker no friend to tribes in Wisconsin (October 10, 2011)

"Powerful special interests such as Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce have made no secret of their push to overturn regulations that protect people and the environment from the ravages of open...


Bad River Band gains another tool in fight against mine project
Bad River Band gains another tool in fight against mine project (October 6, 2011)

The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe in Wisconsin will be able to set and enforce water quality standards after winning approval from the Environmental Protection Agency. The...


WRN: Bad River Band discusses mine opposition with governor
WRN: Bad River Band discusses mine opposition with governor (September 21, 2011)

"A proposed iron ore mine is running into opposition from a Wisconsin tribe. Bad River Ojibwe tribal chair Mike Wiggins met with Governor Scott Walker on Wednesday to discuss the...


WUWM: Bad River Band worried about effects of mining on lake
WUWM: Bad River Band worried about effects of mining on lake (September 14, 2011)

"Wisconsin’s Ashland and Iron counties share magnificent Lake Superior vistas; they also hold a deposit of much-coveted iron ore. A mining company hopes to dig up the metal stash, estimating...


Richard Ackley: The gifts of the   Sokaogon Chippewa rice harvest
Richard Ackley: The gifts of the Sokaogon Chippewa rice harvest (August 24, 2011)

It is early September as I steady our small canoe (jiiman), keeping my left foot in and my right foot out, while my cousin climbs aboard. It is time to...


'Manoominike: Gathering the Good Seed' takes up  wild rice
'Manoominike: Gathering the Good Seed' takes up wild rice (May 5, 2011)

Ojibwe wild rice and treaty rights are the subject of "Manoominike: Gathering the Good Seed," a one-hour radio documentary. Nick Vander Puy produced the documentary. It features interviews with Fred...