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theicehooker

JUST A QUESTION

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why dont they start their own guiding businesses on the reservation. I am sure people would be willing to try lower Red and the west side of upper. I think they could bring some good money into the reservation if they did. I am just wondering. Is there some law they go by not to let anyone on the res or what??

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 Originally Posted By: theicehooker

Is there some law they go by not to let anyone on the res or what??

Yep... well at least their waters of Red Lake.

It'll never happen.

Good Luck!

Ken

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they dont want anyone fishing "their" lake. just ask the guy who landed his plane on lower red a couple years ago.

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It's not only fishing... you cannot set one foot on the lower and western half of upper Spring, summer, fall or winter. It is written in their bylaws that only enrolled Red Lake Band Members may go on those waters. You can buy a non-resident fishing license for the other lakes on the res.... just not for their portion of Red Lake(s).

Good Luck!

Ken

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what happened to the pilot that landed on lower red?? I know you can't go on their land I was just wondering why they dont make some money guiding people on their lakes.

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Something we have to take into consideration is a HUGE cultural difference. We have a certian set of beliefs and practices and the tribe has a certian set of beliefs and practices. I don't care if you are black, brown, yellow, red, white or green with pink spots, someones beliefs may not be your beliefs but they should be respected either way.

I should mention that this is not directed at anybody, just my thoughts on it.

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See previous posts over the last 8-9 years on this topic.

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I understand their beliefs and values. I feel they could bring in alot of revenue to their community by doing this. I am not trying to say that I need more than what I am offered with the guide services that I have now, they are absolutely fantastic. I am just saying that if I saw a guaranteed stream of constant revenue it would be hard to pass up. Kind of like the Grand Portage band. They made a similar decision. Thanks for the feed back!!!

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And then they would no longer have the lake to themselves. They have something in which money has no equal value to them... almost a quarter million acres of water!

I too would think long and hard about giving up the peace and serenity of the lower lake to hordes of fisherman showing up on opening day and trash left all over the ice in the winter...

They got by with almost zero money when the lake was shut down, the meager living they are making off it now is better than it was, and they didn't perish from that. I have a feeling that money, though important to everyone (including Red Lake band members) does not hold the same weight for the two different cultures. I think one culture thinks more in terms of surviving and the other thinks more in terms of indulgence.

Good Luck!

Ken

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Good point of view Ken. That post was good. thanks

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I think someone said it was the older band members not wanting to open that door. It would just be the start of a new can of worms. Once the older band members are gone, I bet you will see it happen.

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