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.
The 2007 murder of Chad Swedberg in rural Ogema will be featured on the next episode of "Reasonable Doubt," an ID Network show that re-examines controversial murder cases, on Monday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Kenneth Andersen has been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of Swedberg's murder in 2008.
Demonstrators urged President Joe Biden and Gov. Tim Walz to listen to Indigenous nations in northern Minnesota who are opposed to the pipeline, which would cross near reservation land and through waterways.
OGEMA, Minn. — A robber armed with a semiautomatic rifle made off with an undetermined amount of cash in a robbery on Wednesday, Nov. 11, according to a news release from the White Earth Police Department.
Dawson Winter, Billy Fletcher, Shawn Niesen and Jeremy Londo were dispatched to Fox Fire, near Callahan, Calif., in the Klamath National Forest, on Sept. 15. They expect to return home to the White Earth area in another week.