Jade Carrasco: Opposition to Ojibwe Treaties just below surface

by Nick Vander Puy
Reserve, Wisconsin (IndianCountryTV) 

Jade Carrasco from the Lac Courte Oreilles reserve in northern Wisconsin works for the US Forest Service.  She's in her early twenties and doesn't remember the nineteen eighties boat landing protests against Ojibwe treaty rights.  

But at the July GLIFWC twenty five year treaty rights  celebration in Odahah she saw video clips of the 'eighties boat landing riots and heard first hand accounts from participants.

Although the protests have quieted at the landings, Croscoe says there's still opposition in the Wisconsin DNR and US Forest Service against treaty rights.

She says this is unfortunate because traditional Ojibwe teachings about conservation which are thousands of years old are still useful in caring for the northwoods.

"There are people in the US Forest Service and DNR who still want to take away our rights."


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