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Thursday, November 15, 2012.
(Repost & Dispatch from Margaret Gray, Manitoba)
Just north of Warroad, Minnesota, on the Canadian side of the border, there lies an Indian Reservation known as Buffalo Point. The sign that welcomes you reads "Buffalo Point International Resort" but one day myself and other band members hope that it will read "Buffalo Point First Nation."
Buffalo Point First Nation protesters
Ernest Cobiness and Elder Charles "Sam" Gibbons.
The sign itself foreshadows the priorities set by the past two non-aboriginal chiefs. A reserve that is picture-perfect and pristine as a tourist destination, but failing in representation of and responsibility to the Anishinaabe, the aboriginal people to whom the reserve belongs.
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