This story features the Bay Mills Ojibwe community located in present day northern Michigan.

In 1971, A.B. LeBlanc set a gill net in Pendills Bay on Lake Superior. The Michigan DNR arrested LeBlanc and he was later convicted of fishing commercially without a license and for fishing with an illegal device. Learn about the treaty challenge and struggle for Ojibwe communities to maintain their identity through treaty reserved rights asserted in the signing of the 1836 treaty with the United States.

This story is part of a series of short videos called Ogichidaa Storytellers.

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