Release Contact: Frank Bibeau
Friday, April 8, 2005, beginning about 3:00 P.M., Leech Lake Petition
organizers will be holding another protesting and petition sign-up at
the Northern Lights Casino in Walker, Minnesota at the junction of
Highways 200 and 371.
Saturday, April 9, 2005, Leech Lake Petition organizers will be
meeting at the Ball Club Community Center, Ball Club, Minnesota at
2:00 PM. This Petition meeting will focus on bringing signed
petitions together for a total count. The main Petition is for a
referendum vote so that the people of the Leech Lake Reservation may
express their voices on whether to participate in the
State-Reservation Casino. Because 20 percent of resident voters of
the Reservation are needed to satisfy the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe
Constitution Article XIV Referendum requirements, the total needed is
expected to be at least 550 threshold.Petition organizers plan to
have all Petitions completed by the end of April 2005.
information on how you can assist and support the petition process or
to obtain a Petition the public is invited to access information by
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or write to the Anishinabe Rights Center at Post Office Box 1663 in
Bemidji, Minnesota 56619-1663.