Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wildlife of Red Lake Nation

 Red Lake Nation gets a A + for protection of habitat for wildlife.

As we travel around the reservation we see many species of wildlife and birds of prey living in a non-intrusive environment.

The lakeshore is not developed with septic systems putting sewage into the lake; our leadership and residents of Red Lake deserve much credit for not developing the land, draining our many wetlands, and building resorts on our lake.

 I am very proud of this standard and the example we set for the world to see.

Learn more about Red Lake Reservation below.

Sincerely, Karen Good RLRR

The Red Lake Indian Reservation (Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'igan) covers 1,258.62 square miles in parts of nine counties in northwestern Minnesota. The largest section is an area around Red Lake which is the largest lake entirely within Minnesota. The second-largest section is much farther north, in the Northwest Angle of Lake of the Woods County near the Canada–United States border. It has no permanent residents. Between these two largest sections are hundreds of mostly small, non-contiguous reservation exclaves in the counties of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Koochiching, Roseau, Pennington, Marshall, Red Lake, and Polk.

Home to the federally recognized Red Lake Band of Chippewa, it is unique as the only "closed reservation" in Minnesota. In a closed reservation, all land is held in common by the tribe and there is no private property. The tribe claims the land by right of conquest and aboriginal title; they were not reassigned to it by the United States government. The Red Lake Band of Chippewa refused to join with six other bands in organizing as the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe in the mid-1930s; at the time, its people wanted to preserve their traditional system of hereditary chiefs, rather than forming an electoral government. As of 2011, the Ojibwe language is the official language of Red Lake.

THANKS TO E. JOURDAIN, JR. PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THESE PHOTOS. See more from this local native photographer on his Facebook page.


E. Jourdain, Jr. said...

Thank you very much for sharing!

NewMoon said...

good post.well done


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