Band calls for burial protections


October 7, 2022

Brady Slater

Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribal Chairman Kevin Dupuis speaks during Friday's community gathering at the Fond du Lac neighborhood in Duluth. Dupuis called for burial protections for Indigenous people, and was flanked by fellow tribal councilors Brad Blackletter, left, and Robert Abramowski, right.

Gathering last week capped cemetery saga that began in 2017

The tribal chairman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa called for new protections for Native American burial grounds during a community gathering last week.

Speaking alongside the St. Louis River, near a site where burial grounds were disturbed by a state highway project in 2017, Kevin Dupuis was joined by a crowd of more than 125 mostly Indigenous people in the Fond du Lac neighborhood in Duluth on Friday, Sept. 30.

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