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Our Opinion: ‘Yes’ vote good for White Earth

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It’s about time.

We’re glad to see White Earth tribal members on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to embrace a new constitution that will serve the reservation much better than the old one.

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Implemented more than 70 years ago, the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe’s constitution is seriously outdated, referring to the tribal council as a “business committee,” for example, and including none of the checks and balances necessary to prevent abuses of power.

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