MINNESOTA CHIPPEWA TRIBE
Indian Reorganization Act of 1934
Under the Reorganization Act the federal government decided that the six (6) Ojibwe bands in Minnesota (not including Red Lake) would be recognized as the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe and all lands that were restored on Leech Lake were in the name of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The MCT adopt a constitution in 1937.
The six member Bands are:
- Bois Forte Band of Chippewa (Nett Lake)
- Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa (Cloquet)
- Grand Portage Band of Chippewa (Grand Portage)
- Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (Cass Lake)
- Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (Onamia)
- White Earth Band of Ojibwe (White Earth)
The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe was formed to represent the common interests of these six bands and to collectively address various issues facing the Chippewa people in the State of Minnesota. These issues include matters such as land and resource management, education, healthcare and more. The Tribe serves as a unified voice for the Chippewa people in the region.
Each of the six bands that make up the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has its own unique history, cultural traditions and government structure. They are all part of the larger Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) cultural group and share commonalities in language and cultural practices.
Tourism in the region often involves the exploration of Ojibwe culture, history and traditions, as well as enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Visitors may have the opportunity to learn about traditional Ojibwe arts and crafts, participate in cultural events and explore the rich history of these communities. The northern Minnesota region, where many of the bands are located, offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, hiking and camping, given the area's abundant natural resources and scenic landscapes.