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LEECH LAKE BAND OF OJIBWE

Once dismissed as unscientific, there’s now increasing interest in incorporating Indigenous knowledge into the policies and practices of Minnesotans working with forestry and wildlife.
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.
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe includes six Chippewa, or Ojibwe bands, in northern Minnesota
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Native American women make up less than 1% of Minnesota’s overall population but are 20% of the state's female prison inmates.
Ken Litzau shared his stories of growing up with traditional Ojibwe practices in an event on Thursday hosted by the Beltrami County Historical Society.

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