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ERIC Number: EJ920727
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 31
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0095-182X
After the Storm: Ojibwe Treaty Rights Twenty-Five Years after the "Voigt" Decision
Loew, Patty; Thannum, James
American Indian Quarterly, v35 n2 p161-191 Spr 2011
Twenty-five years ago a "perfect storm" of economic, environmental, and social conditions swirled in northern Wisconsin and battered attempts by the Ojibwe to exercise their treaty-based fishing rights. This article examines the socioeconomic, political, and cultural factors that contributed to the spearfishing crisis twenty-five years ago and the state of relations between Native and non-Native residents in the ceded territory today. It focuses on Wisconsin, where the most virulent protests occurred. Because most residents learned about the controversy through newspaper and television news accounts, the article pays special attention to media coverage of the boat landing struggles. It argues that the relative calm that exists today is attributable to increased public awareness about treaty rights and sovereignty, largely due to education efforts and better reporting by the media. It also argues that the contributions of the Ojibwe bands themselves over the past twenty-five years to maintain and improve the natural resources within the ceded territory has also had a positive effect. (Contains 6 figures and 74 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin