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A number of white earth members protested outside of the Shooting Star Event Center Wednesday before chairwoman Erma Vizenor's annual State of the Tribe address in Mahnomen. Harvey Bunga, left, holds a sign asking to bring back the status of the band. (Riham Feshir / Record)

Protesting tribal government

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As White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor got ready to give her annual State of the Nation address Wednesday, a number of tribal members protested outside of the Shooting Star Event Center in Mahnomen.

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They continue to voice concerns over how their government is run by Vizenor and others on the Tribal Council.

"She's acting like a dictator," Leonard Thompson said. "She's passing resolutions that go against the grain."

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