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Leech Lake, White Earth members to demonstrate treaty fishing rights on Lake Bemidji

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Members of the Leech Lake and White Earth Bands of Ojibwe have announced their intention to fish for walley in Lake Bemidji May 14, the day before the May 15 walleye opener.

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"This is more of a re-exertion of our rights rather than a confrontation," said Dale Green, a member of the Leech Lake Band Legal Department. "We're moving forward, and we're going to do it in a non-confrontational, non-violent manner."

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