Things are not as they should be in the North. This last week, your Department of Natural Resources decided to issue some citations to Ojibwe people for ricing on Hole in the Day Lake. That is, after the cameras were gone. The officers went out to track down Morningstar and Harvey Goodsky citing them for harvesting wild rice off the reservation, without your permission. Sort of like “poaching wild rice.” You are out of line, need to do some accounting to us all. Let me do my best to explain why.
Release DNR cites wild rice harvesters at Hole-in-the-Day Lake by 1855 Treaty Authority
When my ancestors signed the treaty of l855, Anisihinaabe Akiing, our land, was in good shape. We could all drink the water from these lakes, wild rice was throughout our territory, fish, moose and wolves were abundant, and the maple trees, were in their glory.
That treaty was with the US government, and somehow you are now managing the assets of the 1855 treaty, or most of them. You are failing to care for what we love.