Minnesota Chippewa rally for rights under 1855 treaty

On the eve of the Minnesota fishing opener, a high-profile Chippewa treaty rights forum and protest unfolds today in Bemidji with both sides hoping the event doesn't escalate beyond speeches and misdemeanor fishing tickets. Full Story
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stpaulguy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 May 14, 2010
You guys rally for your fishing rights, the rest of us are going to rally for our Racino Rights!
Tom

Chicago, IL

#2 May 14, 2010
Good for them.
AL QUIE

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 14, 2010
Complete nonsense. These treaties should be as declared null and void as laws pertaining to ownership of slaves. This indian reservation/seperate nation idea is long past worn out its usefullness. Simple concept, everyone equal under the law.
WOW

Lastrup, MN

#4 May 14, 2010
Did anyone ever ask how the Chipewa treated other tribes that moved onto "their" territory?

There are burial mounds on the shore of Leech Lake from indians that lived there 2000 years ago, they are not Chippewa what happened to them?
WOW

Lastrup, MN

#5 May 14, 2010
Yes I think people have had about enough of this.
Reservations are discriminatory and should be declared unconstitutional. In 2010 all races should be treated equally how long must this continue?
constitution

Saint Paul, MN

#6 May 14, 2010
AL QUIE wrote:
Complete nonsense. These treaties should be as declared null and void as laws pertaining to ownership of slaves. This indian reservation/seperate nation idea is long past worn out its usefullness. Simple concept, everyone equal under the law.
yeah! throw out that old pieace of paper the "constitution," its over 200 years
Duane Kappes

Hopkins, MN

#7 May 14, 2010
Why are we as Americans constantly giving up our rights and allowing others to have special privileges? We need to stop paying for past actions and these groups like the different Indian tribes can adjust to mainstream America and live by the same rules and regulations as everyone else. Enough already!
constitution

Saint Paul, MN

#8 May 14, 2010
WOW wrote:
Did anyone ever ask how the Chipewa treated other tribes that moved onto "their" territory?
There are burial mounds on the shore of Leech Lake from indians that lived there 2000 years ago, they are not Chippewa what happened to them?
the chippewa have a legal treaty signed with the united states government, the other indian tribes don`t have a treaty.
constitution

Saint Paul, MN

#9 May 14, 2010
WOW wrote:
Yes I think people have had about enough of this.
Reservations are discriminatory and should be declared unconstitutional. In 2010 all races should be treated equally how long must this continue?
your kidding right? white minnesotans signed a treaty with the chippewa for all the land in minnesota in return the chippewa got to hunt and fish, you dummy! you got a dam! good deal, stop whinning and complaining
constitution

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 14, 2010
Duane Kappes wrote:
Why are we as Americans constantly giving up our rights and allowing others to have special privileges? We need to stop paying for past actions and these groups like the different Indian tribes can adjust to mainstream America and live by the same rules and regulations as everyone else. Enough already!
yeah! give back all the land back to the chippewa and then they can stop fishing and hunting

Since: Feb 09

Marshfield, WI

#11 May 14, 2010
Awesome!! I say give them the rights and the land. Then treat them like they want to be treat; a separate nation. Now what that will mean is the following: NO MORE state welfare checks, NO MORE free road construction, NO MORE free range to cross borders to escape capture for DUI. Additionally, they will be charged a TARIFF to export the timber, minerals, fish, and wild rice. Enough is enough!! If they want to be free, then I say we give it to them fully!! They will squander and drink away any profit or economy they may think they would ever have.
walleye

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 14, 2010
the chippewa have a legitimate treaty with the government, they have a right to fish and hunt, because they gave up most of the land in minnesota in exchange for hunting and fishing rights
mnnewsjunkie

Mankato, MN

#13 May 14, 2010
If the "Chippewa" Ojibwe want to enforce the treaties, I say lets enforce ALL parts of the treaties. For example, when 3 or more Indians leave the reservation at the same time, it's considered an uprising and they can be shot on sight. I'm just sayin'.... No double standards, all or nothing.
Vet

Cottage Grove, MN

#14 May 14, 2010
constitution wrote:
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yeah! throw out that old pieace of paper the "constitution," its over 200 years
Throw it out??
Ya old fool, we have amended it 27 times and we are still working on it.
Why don't you try another country.
Sconnie Brian

Saint Paul, MN

#15 May 14, 2010
mnnewsjunkie wrote:
If the "Chippewa" Ojibwe want to enforce the treaties, I say lets enforce ALL parts of the treaties. For example, when 3 or more Indians leave the reservation at the same time, it's considered an uprising and they can be shot on sight. I'm just sayin'.... No double standards, all or nothing.
I have heard that as well. I can't say whether or not that is a myth, but it certainly sounds plausible. Funny how no one ever brings this up if it is true! I guess that part of the treaty should just be glossed over. Let's get that racino going. No more monopoly on gambling!
Whata Joke

Saint Paul, MN

#16 May 14, 2010
"We're looking to de-escalate this as much as possible," DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten said. "We'll be very measured in our response."

The DNR will stand by with their hands in their pockets and watch. They will do nothing to the violators but will protect them from anyone who tries to stop the poachers from taking illegal fish.
Vahn

Saint Paul, MN

#17 May 14, 2010
The treaty of 1855 does not say anything about hunting and fishing rights. What it does say is that they are subject to the laws of the state of Minnesota and the United States of America. They can protest this all they want but to the letter of the treaty all they'll get out of this is a bunch of DNR fines. That is of course if the courts decide to hold them to the letter of the treaty.
George Jones

Ada, MN

#18 May 14, 2010
This situation has convinced me to never set foot in a Indian Casino again. My own personal boycott. You are all welcome to join. Furthermore, I support the expansion of gambling to place up to 3 slot machines in every bar in Minnesota.
NDN LOVER 4 LIFE

Bemidji, MN

#19 May 14, 2010
GO BOB GO!!!! Keep the faith.
Whata Joke

Saint Paul, MN

#20 May 14, 2010
Stormy22 wrote:
Awesome!! I say give them the rights and the land. Then treat them like they want to be treat; a separate nation. Now what that will mean is the following: NO MORE state welfare checks, NO MORE free road construction, NO MORE free range to cross borders to escape capture for DUI. Additionally, they will be charged a TARIFF to export the timber, minerals, fish, and wild rice. Enough is enough!! If they want to be free, then I say we give it to them fully!! They will squander and drink away any profit or economy they may think they would ever have.
What a great idea, then when we get tired of their BS we can just walk in and whup their hinders again. Hey we kicked their butts before we can do it again.

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