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The White Earth Band of Ojibwe is hosting a welcome home gathering this weekend for tribal members who were adopted outside the reservation as children.


Organizers of the event, to be held at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen, say that during the 1950s and 1960s the reservation lost uncounted children in what advocates call a systematic removal.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to