The Government Excludes the FUll-bloods of Turtle mountain
During the drafting of the initial Turtle Mountain Chippewa constitution, the government decided to only allow those members living on the Turtle Mountain Reservation proper vote on the acceptance of the new governing document for the Band. This arbitrary ruling excluded many of the full-bloods and the traditionalists of the band who were living off-reservation near Dunseith, North Dakota.
The question is this: would the constitution have been different if the full-bloods had been allowed a voice in its creation? What would have been different?
A collaborative effort of members of the Ojibwe and Metis communities