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‘Stay-at-home’ order includes exception for tribal fishing

How is this not discrimination? Why is this not surprising? OUTDOOR INSIGHTS By Rob Drieslein, Outdoor News, May 15, 2020 TRIBAL HARVEST Tribal harvest had been underway on Lake Mille Lacs in the weeks leading up to the state opener. Tom Jones, DNR state treaty coordinator, said that as of May 5, three bands had taken [...]

2020-05-19T15:52:14-05:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on ‘Stay-at-home’ order includes exception for tribal fishing

Tribe and State ‘Transparency’

Principles of Native American journalist Bill Lawrence are needed today Joe Fellegy in “Principles of journalist Lawrence needed today” writes about Bill Lawrence, Editor of Native American Press/Ojibwe News on the 10th anniversary of Lawrence’s death. Outdoor News March 14, 2020. (See below) He recognizes Lawrence’s leadership and courage in calling for transparency and accountability as [...]

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Editor flags Gov. Walz lack of due diligence

Walz evasion of County officials while bowing to tribal reservation claims is disappointing Traci LeBrun, "Walz, Ellison opinion regarding Reservation boundaries fail to meet due diligence test" Mille Lacs Messenger, February 26, 2020 reports on the Governor's obvious failure to meet with Mille Lacs County officials. Gov. Walz's disregard was heightened by his recent appearance nearby [...]

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Why wouldn’t the Governor and Attorney General consult with Mille Lacs County before backing reservation boundary claim

T.A. LeBrun reported on a court filing that backs tribal reservation boundary claims, "Walz, Ellison deviate from long-held opinion on Reservation boundaries," Mille Lacs Messenger, Feb. 25. (See article below) LeBrun's report details how Attorney General Ellison, with Gov. Walz's support, recently filed court papers backing tribal claims that the long-disestablished 61,000 acre Mille Lacs reservation [...]

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Public needs to know what’s happening with ‘co-management’

In the past, the public was always invited to observe MLFAC and DNR rep discussions. Plus, 15 minutes were reserved for public comments and questions. Not this time. A DNR Press Release for the January 28 MLFAC meeting never showed up. We found out about it the day before and quickly sent out an Email Alert. [...]

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DNR CANCELS MLFAC meeting

The DNR has CANCELED the MLFAC meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, January 28 The meeting was canceled around 6:30 this evening. A rescheduled meeting is to be set in about three weeks. PERM will send an ALERT about the next MLFAC meeting as soon as we learn the date.

2020-01-27T20:36:24-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on DNR CANCELS MLFAC meeting

PRIORITY NOTICE: MLFAC meets TUESDAY 28

Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee Meets TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 28th at 5 pm PERM just learned of a MLFAC Meeting being held TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 28th at 5 pm. (Prior notice by the DNR may have had limited distribution.) The Mille Lacs Fisheries Advisory Committee (MLFAC) will meet from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, [...]

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Mille Lacs Treaties Explained

The US Supreme Court did not order the State of MN, or the MN DNR, to discriminate in the Mille Lacs Treaty Case! The 1837 Treaty did not promote discrimination; it did exactly the opposite. The treaties were promoting equal rights. Currently, the so-called "co-management" of Mille Lacs Lake discriminates--different rules for tribal vs. non-tribal anglers [...]

2020-01-16T20:31:26-06:00By |Categories: Updates|Comments Off on Mille Lacs Treaties Explained

Court rules in favor of state in 1855 Treaty netting case

Lawsuit part of campaign to expand "harvest rights" across entire 1855 ceded territory Take a look at the Brainerd Dispatch article below by Jennifer Kraus. It's the latest development in a case over illegal gill netting of walleye on Gull Lake. We need to watch this case over an attempt to establish "treaty harvest rights" that [...]

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What is Really Happening at Mille Lacs?

By Clare Fitz -- CERA Report Member Update -- December 2019 The economy of and surrounding Mille Lacs Lake, located 100 miles north of Minneapolis-St Paul, whose economy for many many years has been based on Walleye fishing and the tourism built around it, once known as the Walleye Capitol of the World, is being destroyed. [...]

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