Sokaogon Chippewa Community News

Anniversary of Supreme Court Decision Upholding 1837 Treaty Rights

In the Treaty of 1837, Mille Lacs Band and other Ojibwe Tribes ceded 13 million of acres of land to the United States government. Following its rise to statehood, Minnesota officials soon enacted a policy to deny Ojibwe people their treaty-reserved rights to natural resources.

Wenji-Bimaadiziyaang tells the story of the political and legal fight to reaffirm Ojibwe treaty rights in the Minnesota 1837 Territory after more than 150 years of persecution.

On the anniversary of Minnesota v Mille Lacs Supreme Court Decision upholding 1837 Treaty Rights, GLIFWC presents Wenji-Bimaadiziyaang: From Where We Get Life.

Learn more about Treaty Rights on GLIFWC’s website.