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Conservation Code
Chapter IV. Ricing Regulations

Section 41.01. Band Ricing Permit

Section 41.02. Non-Band Ricing Permit

Section 41.03. Ricing Fees

Section 42.01. Season Posting for Harvesting of Wild Rice

Section 42.02. Methods of Harvest

Section 43.01. Gathering of Paddy Rice Provisions

LLOjibwe CC § 41.01
Section 41.01. Band Ricing Permit

Every member of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians who gathers wild rice within the Leech Lake Reservation, or boundary waters thereof, must have in his or her possession a proper Band Ricing Permit.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 41.01, LLOjibwe CC § 41.01

 




LLOjibwe CC § 41.02
Section 41.02. Non-Band Ricing Permit

If the Conservation Committee determines that it is in the best interest of the Leech Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, it may issue a Tribal Ricing Identification Permit to (1) any enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe who is not enrolled with the Leech Lake Band (2) any other Indian who resides within the Leech Lake Reservation but is not enrolled with the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, and (3) to any visiting Indian officials. Such a permit must be in the possession of any such person who gathers wild rice within the Leech Lake Reservation.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 41.02, LLOjibwe CC § 41.02

 




LLOjibwe CC § 41.03
Section 41.03. Ricing Fees

Fees may be charged in the discretion of the Conservation Committee for the issuance of the permits required under Sections 41.01 and 41.02. The Committee may in its discretion charge a greater fee for a Non-Band Ricing Permit than for a Band Ricing Permit.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 41.03, LLOjibwe CC § 41.03




LLOjibwe CC § 42.01
Section 42.01. Season Posting for Harvesting of Wild Rice

The Conservation Committee shall determine each year, and shall post notices announcing, the season for the harvesting of wild rice that year and the length of time per day during which wild rice may be harvested.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 42.01, LLOjibwe CC § 42.01




LLOjibwe CC § 42.02
Section 42.02. Methods of Harvest

(1) No watercraft may be used for the harvest of wild rice other than a boat, skiff, or canoe, propelled by hand, which boat, skiff or canoe may have a top width of not more than 36 inches and a length of not more than 18 feet, nor may any machine or device be used for the harvest of wild rice other than a flail not more than 30 inches in length, nor more than one (1) pound in weight, which flail must be held and operated by hand.

(2) No pole may be used for propelling any watercraft utilized for the gathering of wild rice unless such pole is forked at the end, with each branch less than 12 inches in length.

(3) Use of machines in the harvest of wild rice is prohibited.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 42.02, LLOjibwe CC § 42.02




LLOjibwe CC § 43.01
Section 43.01. Gathering of Paddy Rice Provisions

None of the provisions of these regulations shall apply to the gathering of paddy rice.

Revised Draft May 30, 1991.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Conservation Code § 43.01, LLOjibwe CC § 43.01

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