Posted by: Bob Payne | April 13, 2011

After The Storm: Ojibwe Treaty Rights Twenty-Five Years After The Voigt Decision

In April 2009, when Ojibwe tribal members Neil and Chris Peterson traveled to Trout Lake to spear walleye pike in a centuries-old tribal tradition, the boat landing was quiet. There were no rock-throwing crowds, no gauntlets of angry demonstrators to walk, and no television reporters to dodge. No one attempted to swamp their boat. Absent were signs that read “Save a Fish, Spear an Indian.”

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