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Aaron White Sr., left, and Francis Isham talk with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Dan Malinowski Friday afternoon on Lake Bemidji. White and Isham had set nets, which the DNR confiscated. The men took part in a demonstration of Anishinaabe fishing rights based on the Treaty of 1855.

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Members of the Leech Lake and White Earth bands gathered Friday on the shore of Lake Bemidji to demonstrate their claims that the Treaty of 1855 guaranteed them fishing, hunting, gathering and travel rights in lands they ceded to the U.S. government.

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But the tactics and tone of the group at the Lake Bemidji waterfront and the group at Diamond Point Park could hardly have been more different.

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