Dakota Indians net fish in Minneapolis lake

There were no citations or arrests as a group of Dakota Indians netted fish out of season in Cedar Lake in Minneapolis to assert what they say are rights guaranteed by an 1805 treaty. Read more
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Charlie H

Eau Claire, WI

#1 May 13, 2011
Maybe we should just tear up the treaty of 1805 and take away their fishing rights. What will happen? White man tears up treaty and indians go on the war path again? That was 1805 for pete's sake and if you want to go on the war path the United States government can give you your guns and horses back so you can take on the United States military again. How ludicris.

Maybe, the U.S. Government should set up toll booths to every road traveling to your Casino's too. If you don't want to pay taxes to the state the state will charge people going to the casino,$10 for every car,$20 for every SUV and pickup truck,$30 for Tractor trailers and $60 per bus load. Or we dig a big trench across the road and nobody goes.
Assinine Idea

New Prague, MN

#2 May 13, 2011
Really, dude? And what about the 4000+ white people that enjoy employment at one casino alone?

Are you going to torpedo their jobs simply out of your ill-informed biases and prejudices? Or force them to pay a toll to go to work when their bottom line is already stretched thin as it is?
dale

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 13, 2011
who cares theyre probably getting the carp and dogfish out of there . infact i think we should make netting legal for everyone , ofcourse throw back the game fish pan fish but get rid of those carps bullheads .
rezrat native

Poplar Grove, IL

#4 Jun 8, 2011
so what, i do that all the time,,
No Problemo

Park Forest, IL

#5 Jun 8, 2011
Good for them. If you don't exercise your rights, they are useless.
See See See

Maple Plain, MN

#6 Jun 8, 2011
Charlie H wrote:
Maybe we should just tear up the treaty of 1805 and take away their fishing rights. What will happen? White man tears up treaty and indians go on the war path again? That was 1805 for pete's sake and if you want to go on the war path the United States government can give you your guns and horses back so you can take on the United States military again. How ludicris.
Maybe, the U.S. Government should set up toll booths to every road traveling to your Casino's too. If you don't want to pay taxes to the state the state will charge people going to the casino,$10 for every car,$20 for every SUV and pickup truck,$30 for Tractor trailers and $60 per bus load. Or we dig a big trench across the road and nobody goes.
Years ago the Mystic Lake tribe refused to pay the county for road repair. The County simply informed them there would be a toll booth set up, the tribe coughed up the cash to fix the County road.

A very simple solution to the netting issue is to officially notify them it's either Casinos of fish. They can pick their poisen, I'm betting they would choose casinos.

Block "E" in Mpls could be converted into a real nice casino in short order, located on the Hiawatha LRT, no pun intended. A nice casino in Mpls with reasonable payouts would end all tribe casinos.(period)

Put a fork in them!
No Problemo

Park Forest, IL

#7 Jun 8, 2011
See See See wrote:
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Years ago the Mystic Lake tribe refused to pay the county for road repair. The County simply informed them there would be a toll booth set up, the tribe coughed up the cash to fix the County road.
A very simple solution to the netting issue is to officially notify them it's either Casinos of fish. They can pick their poisen, I'm betting they would choose casinos.
Block "E" in Mpls could be converted into a real nice casino in short order, located on the Hiawatha LRT, no pun intended. A nice casino in Mpls with reasonable payouts would end all tribe casinos.(period)
Put a fork in them!
I think it's the other way around. If the state decides to encroach on the Indians casino business, the Indians will enforce their fishing treaties.

And the Indians aren't like you and me. They have enough money to hire lawyers and fight back.

Mark Dayton and Zygi Wilf will have to find someone else to steal from.
See See See

Maple Plain, MN

#8 Jun 8, 2011
No Problemo wrote:
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I think it's the other way around. If the state decides to encroach on the Indians casino business, the Indians will enforce their fishing treaties.
And the Indians aren't like you and me. They have enough money to hire lawyers and fight back.
Mark Dayton and Zygi Wilf will have to find someone else to steal from.
It's NOT the indians casino business.

Non indian Gameing currently exists in lottery, pull tabs, horse track betting, card games.

IF the legislature and governor agreed a non-indian casino would be built!

Fisherman and hunters I know all say let them have the stinking fish and tough animals.

Indians know that as well, indians have NO DESIRE to have competing casinos, they really like the stuff they can buy with the proceeds.

I might add people I know visiting indian casinos say the payouts are slim to none and they arn't happy with that. So the indians are shooting themselves in their feet as people are traveling to other non-indian venues to gamble.

Dr Key

Park Forest, IL

#9 Jun 9, 2011
See See See wrote:
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It's NOT the indians casino business.
Non indian Gameing currently exists in lottery, pull tabs, horse track betting, card games.
IF the legislature and governor agreed a non-indian casino would be built!
Fisherman and hunters I know all say let them have the stinking fish and tough animals.
Indians know that as well, indians have NO DESIRE to have competing casinos, they really like the stuff they can buy with the proceeds.
I might add people I know visiting indian casinos say the payouts are slim to none and they arn't happy with that. So the indians are shooting themselves in their feet as people are traveling to other non-indian venues to gamble.
I agree, the Indians do not want competing casinos.

But for you to assert the state would run better casinos is completely insane and detached from all reality. Look at how good the state runs the school system.

I detect racist tones in your comments which would explain your irrationality.
See See See

Plymouth, MN

#10 Jun 9, 2011
Dr Key wrote:
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I agree, the Indians do not want competing casinos.
But for you to assert the state would run better casinos is completely insane and detached from all reality. Look at how good the state runs the school system.
I detect racist tones in your comments which would explain your irrationality.
I detect a liberal "tone" in your posts. When your backs against the wall call the opponent a racist.

I have never been to any casino however numerous people I know vist them regularly and tell me the pay outs at the Minnesota casinos are far less than other non-indian casinos elsewhere.
Felix

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jun 9, 2011
Just make sure that they have to eat what they catch. We'll get our revenge that way...
Tennessee Tuxedo

Boise, ID

#12 Jun 10, 2011
No Problemo wrote:
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I think it's the other way around. If the state decides to encroach on the Indians casino business, the Indians will enforce their fishing treaties.
And the Indians aren't like you and me. They have enough money to hire lawyers and fight back.
Mark Dayton and Zygi Wilf will have to find someone else to steal from.
In MN they already do.
Maybe

Plymouth, MN

#13 Jun 10, 2011
The small number of fishing licenses being sold might have to do with the number of fish being netted by indians.

So if the state allows the overharvest by nets of spawning fish to continue the DNR will end up loosing their proverbial arse.

So all you phocking liberals getting cash from the tribes can plan for more lost revenue if the indians are allowed to continue the rape the fish when they are spawning.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#14 Jun 10, 2011
I dont know if there is anything even worth fishing for in that lake.....old beer cans, perhaps?
Scott Bar Brady

AOL

#15 Jun 11, 2011
For crying out loud, please stop all the hate and greed. Let them have their casinos AND fish. The Indian people have fought along side us and died for this country. Can`t we let them live in peace? The money some of you want from them is THEIRS and is much less than our government wastes in one hour fighting our war over oil. No one protests the war for oil though. What a bunch of greedy hateful losers we have become in this nation.
Maybe

Plymouth, MN

#16 Jun 11, 2011
Scott Bar Brady wrote:
For crying out loud, please stop all the hate and greed. Let them have their casinos AND fish. The Indian people have fought along side us and died for this country. Can`t we let them live in peace? The money some of you want from them is THEIRS and is much less than our government wastes in one hour fighting our war over oil. No one protests the war for oil though. What a bunch of greedy hateful losers we have become in this nation.
Can an indian be greedy?

Virtually ALL ethnic groups have fought side by side. What makes the indian ethnic group different in that they have been operting casinos exclusively AND netting/spearing fish with NO REGARD for the fact that the fish they are netting/spearing are spawning. Indians also harvest game when they are most vulnerable.

You are right the indians defend our country like all others BUT they rape the fish and game AND have a monopoly on casinos.

They have NO NEED to harvest game and fish they way they do with NO REGARD for the spawning fish OR vulnerable game.

At some point the MnDNR will see the light and lobby the legislature to level the playing field. Either retain your netting/spearing OR retain your casinos.

Since: Mar 11

Minnesota's North Coast

#17 Jun 11, 2011
Maybe wrote:
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Can an indian be greedy?
Virtually ALL ethnic groups have fought side by side. What makes the indian ethnic group different in that they have been operting casinos exclusively AND netting/spearing fish with NO REGARD for the fact that the fish they are netting/spearing are spawning. Indians also harvest game when they are most vulnerable.
You are right the indians defend our country like all others BUT they rape the fish and game AND have a monopoly on casinos.
They have NO NEED to harvest game and fish they way they do with NO REGARD for the spawning fish OR vulnerable game.
At some point the MnDNR will see the light and lobby the legislature to level the playing field. Either retain your netting/spearing OR retain your casinos.
the lakes and woods were still teeming with game when you whitey's showed up. The Indians did not need stocking programs in their lakes. The lakes and streams in the Rez I live next to are full of trout and walleye.
Margin of Error

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jun 11, 2011
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the lakes and woods were still teeming with game when you whitey's showed up. The Indians did not need stocking programs in their lakes. The lakes and streams in the Rez I live next to are full of trout and walleye.
Yeah, the Worlds Conservationists did SUCH a good job on Red Lake.
beeecause

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jun 11, 2011
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>the lakes and woods were still teeming with game when you whitey's showed up. The Indians did not need stocking programs in their lakes. The lakes and streams in the Rez I live next to are full of trout and walleye.
Yeah and whitey increased your life expectancy by double and standard of living immeasurable when compared to living in a tent. So up yours smart a s s.
Native American

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Jun 12, 2011
troll hunting with bob wrote:
Gee thats to bad you donít receive any money from the indian casinos in Minnesota, over here in Wisconsin, the state received 80 million just from the Ho Chunk Nation alone, pluse we get property tax relief from casino gaming, yep you had some real Einsteins negotiate with the tribes for their gaming rights. lol
"pluse"?

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