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Michigan / Indian Fishing Rights #263738

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 12, 1979
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(Studio) Federal court ruling that 1800's treaties between federal government and Indians in Michigan give Indians unlimited fishing rights in the Upper Peninsula cited.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Paradise, Michigan) Chippewa tribe mentioned. Fishermen shown. [Bay Mills Tribal Chairperson Art LE BLANC - says Indians have a right to fish while others only have a privilege.] Fears that Indians won't practice conservation and will thus destroy the fishing for everyone cited. [Indian Commercial Fisherman "Big Abe" LE BLANC - says they will not destroy fishing industry because it is their livelihood. [Marina Operator Bob MEYER - says decision deprives sports fishermen of their rights.] Decision said expected to be appealed.

Faw, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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