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Published February 15 2011

Chiefs Day event Feb. 23 in White Earth

WHITE EARTH, Minn. – An event observing Chiefs Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at the White Earth Community Center.

Attendees will be able to learn about the character and history of Ojibwe chiefs who represented Ojibwe people and land during treaty negotiations and agreements in the 1800s.

Anton Treuer, professor of languages and Ojibwe studies at Bemidji State University, will be the guest speaker. He will discuss his new book, “The Assassination of Hole in the Day,” as well as the various types of treaties and their contemporary relevance.

The Chiefs Day event is sponsored by the White Earth Land Recovery Project and Niijii Broadcasting. For more information, call Robert Shimek at (218) 375-2600 or e-mail him at rjshimek@hotmail.com.