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DNR's co-management has a very "light touch" when it comes to tribal interests. Was this really the first time? Lodging options for two people on up to our Reunion House for 26 ppl. The reservation is split among four counties, Cass, Itasca, Beltrami, and Hubbard and is divided among seven Minnesota school districts. Through innovative and interactive seminars, speeches and training sessions, Fran, Mike and the Fun Is Good team work with organizations to help uncover their strengths individual and company-wide to drive workplace passion.

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Eleven communities make up the reservation. Oak Point had previously been known as Squaw Point, but was renamed in In the 's, the Dakota Indians had communities at Leech Lake.

The Ojibwe bands moved into the region during the mid-to-late 's. The first Ojibwe settlements were on small islands on Leech Lake. This area in north central Minnesota was the home of the Mississippi and Pillager Ojibwe bands. In , treaties took sections on the southwest corner of their lands with the Mississippi and Pillager bands from the Menominee and Winnebago tribes that were to be moved from Wisconsin.

The remaining land was ceded by treaty in that established the reservation. The Treaty expanded and consolidated the reservation in the area of the three lakes. The intent at that time was to have the other Minnesota Ojibwe bands move to the Leech Lake area.

By , the plan was changed and White Earth Reservation was created to be the home of all Ojibwe people. The area of the Leech Lake Reservation was reduced by executive orders however, in and added land. The reservation is split among four counties, Cass, Itasca, Beltrami, and Hubbard and is divided among seven Minnesota school districts.

Drained by the headwaters of the Mississippi River, the area is generally swampy. With some 40 wild rice producing lakes, it has the largest natural wild rice production of any of the State's reservations. The land is mostly second growth. The Leech Lake Tribe holds the smallest percentage of its reservation of any of the state's tribes. County, state, and federal governments owned well over half of the original land. Of the , original acres, , acres are surface area of the three big lakes.

Of the remaining , acres, other levels of government own , acres. The National Chippewa Forest has the largest portion of the land. Seventy-five percent of the National Forest is within the reservation. In the early 's, the Tribe contracted with the BIA to operate programs under self-governance procedures as one of the second groups of ten tribes allowed into the pilot project. The State is responsible for criminal and some civil jurisdiction over Indians on the reservation.

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