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Published January 14, 2013, 05:38 PM

Spirit Lake Protesters Speak Up in Devils Lake Monday

Members of the Spirit Lake tribe braved sub zero temperatures to show support for their neighbors to the north. Together they protested as part of the growing "idle no more" movement, spawned after the Canadian government proposed removing protection for waterways on native land.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Members of the Spirit Lake tribe braved sub zero temperatures to show support for their neighbors to the north.

Together they protested as part of the growing "idle no more" movement, spawned after the Canadian government proposed removing protection for waterways on native land. They say the controversy is just the latest chapter in centuries of mistreatment by governments on both sides of the border.

Supporters of the Canadian government proposal say it would make it easier for natives to lease tribal land, which would bring in more money for Canadian Indians. Adam Ladwig has more.

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