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Ojibwe demand fishing rights, cite 1885 treaty

There are 53 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 11, 2011, titled Ojibwe demand fishing rights, cite 1885 treaty. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Ojibwe band members went fishing before last year's opener to force a treaty dispute into court, but the state still hasn't brought charges, and the issue is ongoing as the 2011 opener approaches.

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blindman

Lady Lake, FL

#42 May 11, 2011
give'um a casino instead, with koi ponds in so they can fish in while taking our money!
Know it all

Superior National Forest, MN

#43 May 11, 2011
What did Minnesota get in the treaty?

Since: Mar 10

Minneapolis, MN

#44 May 11, 2011
Civitas wrote:
Are they abiding by article 10 of the treaty ?

"to settle down in the peaceful pursuits of life; to commence the cultivation of the soil; to educate their children, and to abstain from the use of intoxicating drinks and other vices to which many of them have been addicted."

“Freedom and responsibility”

Since: Dec 10

St. Paul

#45 May 11, 2011
Treaty? Who cares. Seriously, we should just ignore this nonsense. Don't like it, call the U.N. Maybe they have a tank they can loan out.
Margin of Error

Minneapolis, MN

#46 May 11, 2011
"Minnesota Public Radio reports the two bands recently created a conservation code they hope will one day regulate not only those activities for band members on reservations, but across much of northern Minnesota."

They guys with gill nets and spears, taking spawning fish ""created a conservation code""??????????

And to ""regulate not only those activities for band members on reservations""?????? ????

Whitey Please.
Ive Got An Idea

Prior Lake, MN

#47 May 11, 2011
I think they should be able to fish year round but they have to use a bow and arrow instead of nets.
Chuck

Saint Paul, MN

#48 May 11, 2011
The American Way wrote:
These Indians should just go back to where they came from.
So they should go back to Mongolia, from where they emigrated prior to crossing the Bering Straights?
Know it all

Superior National Forest, MN

#49 May 11, 2011
Chuck wrote:
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So they should go back to Mongolia, from where they emigrated prior to crossing the Bering Straights?
Yes they should, I personally hauled them across.
hmmm

United States

#50 May 11, 2011
Think how much the state would save if the gave all the lazy welfare people who are able to work..a fishing pole instead of a link card. You know...give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.
hmmm

United States

#51 May 11, 2011
Good_Riddance wrote:
Minnesota Taxpayers demand casinos pay taxes, cite the fact it isn't 1600 anymore.
The declaration of independence was signed in 1776. Does that mean I can't celebrate July 4 th and get my paid holiday off anymore?!.:(
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#52 May 12, 2011
Served wrote:
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Are they abiding by article 10 of the treaty ?
"to settle down in the peaceful pursuits of life; to commence the cultivation of the soil; to educate their children, and to abstain from the use of intoxicating drinks and other vices to which many of them have been addicted."
About as well as the US government has observed every other treaty with Indian tribes.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#53 May 12, 2011
general liggum wrote:
There is a very simple solution to this mess. Get rid of all reservations, have the Indians assimilate into the US society and the require them to get fishing and hunting licenses like the rest of the folks.
We are the only country in the world who have reservations...it's time to make a change.
Either the above or create government subsidized casinos on every plot or reservation land as a tradeoff to their Treaty rights.
The US is perhaps the only nation (other than Canada) that has ttreaties with indigenous peoples as sovereign nations (Indian tribes have been considered sovereign nations under US law since the 1830s).

Forced (or strongly encouraged) assimilation was tried, and the results were disastrous. The federal governemnt offered a lump sum cash payment and a one-way ticket off the reservation. That was it--no further effort to help the transition from subsistence agriculture to life in industrialized cities. This policy amounted to encouraging people to immigrate. It led to mass poverty amoing Indians, and it took that politically-correct wild-eyed libt*rd Richard Nixon to see how wrong the policy was.
Know it all

Superior National Forest, MN

#54 May 12, 2011
Maybe if the US could get over their guilt trip, we could treat everybody equal. The Indians have had 200 years to better their lot, isn't that enough?

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