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Tribal Gathering Rights
Leech Lake Division of Resource Mgmt.
Tribal Gathering Rights
Recently there have been concerns over Band member’s right to gather firewood. It is important for Band members to remember that our rights are not granted by any government. The Leech Lake Division of Resource Management has been delegated the authority to enforce tribal laws within the exterior boundaries of the Leech Lake Indian Reservations.

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Leech Lake Air Quality Index
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's Right To Self-determination
Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe's Right to Self-determination
The Leech Lake Environmental/Land Department is working towards strengthening the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe’s right to self-determination. There are many ways that this goal can be accomplished, none more important than the ability to govern one’s lands and environment.

Recently, the Band has forged relationships with the U.S. Forest Service and Cass County;
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Land Buy Back Program
For Tribal Nations
Land Buy Back Program
The Secretary of the Interior established the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations to implement the land consolidation provisions of the Cobell Settlement. The Settlement provides for a $1.9 billion Trust Land Consolidation Fund to consolidate fractional land interests across Indian Country.

This program will possibly begin on Leech Lake within 24 months.
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