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Land Access Permits

11-02-2016

The Tribal Council has decided to discontinue the Land Access Permits which allows non-Indians access to Tribal lands within the White Earth Reservation. This also includes the Tribal Descendant cards, they, too, will also be discontinued. The Tribal Descendant cards that are still valid, will be honored to access Tribal land but once they expire, they will not be renewed.

This means:

  • No access to Tribal lands for non-Indians
  • No access to Tribal lands for Tribal descendants with expired Tribal Descendant cards
  • State and County roads through Tribal land will remain open but not the side trails
  • State Forest roads (Strawberry Mountain, Norris, Height of Land, Waptus, McKenzie, etc…) through Tribal land will remain open but not the side trails
  • Non-Indians can’t operate ATV’s on Tribal land that’s outside of a State Forest/County road right of way
  • Tribal descendants with expired Tribal Descendant cards can’t operate ATV’s on Tribal land that’s outside of a State Forest/County road right of way
  • Snowmobile clubs with trail easements through Tribal land will remain open only during snowmobile seasons stated in the easement
  • No ATV use on Snowmobile trail easements through Tribal land
  • Little Elbow Lake/Roy Lake boat accesses will remain open to the general public for fishing
  • Little Elbow Lake Park won’t be open for non-Indian camping during Hunting season
  • Little Elbow Lake Park won’t be open for Tribal descendants’ camping with expired Tribal descendant cards
  • Private land owners that have land locked parcels, are asked to contact the White Earth Land Office for an easement across Tribal land to access their property

 

Any violators will be notified of their infractions and will be given the opportunity to leave the area of their own “free will” with nothing but a verbal or written notice. Any violators hunting on Tribal land with game in their possession will have the game confiscated and forfeited to the Tribe, possibly even Civil action taken for such events. State trespass charges and/or Federal Trespass are always an option, too.

Thanks,

 

Alfred E. Fox

White Earth Nation

Chief Conservation Officer

 

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