The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe is made up of six Ojibwe or Chippewa bands in northern Minnesota, the Bois Forte, Fond du Lac, Grand Portage, Leech Lake, Mille Lacs and White Earth reservations.
Red Lake Nation is not part of the MCT.
Mike Swan is an elder in the village of Pine Point on the White Earth Reservation, 20 miles from Park Rapids. He grew up in the village, attending the old school. He said there weren’t many opportunities for drama at that time.
With Dennis Banks and others, Bellecourt in 1968 co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM), a grassroots group of Indians in Minneapolis that inspired a generation of Native activists on reservations and inner cities across the country.