Fight For Justice

On the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Reservation

October 1997

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October 31, 1997
Dakota in Jail

Fred Dakota is in jail. On Wednesday October 29, 1997 Fred and his sons Tribal Judge Brad Dakota and Tribal Police officer Dale Dakota along with Tribal Police officer LaPlam were stopped for poaching by an off duty deputy. After being questioned the four men were later released with Fred & Brad Dakota being charged with shooting deer in the off season and trespassing. Fred Dakota, being a convicted felon is not allowed to carry or use a weapon. So, on Thursday around 7:30pm he was arrested at his home by federal marshals and his bail bond revoked . Fred is being held in the Marquette County Jail until his sentencing on November 5, 1997 at 8:00 am in the Marquette County Federal Courthouse.

October 1997
EPA fined the construction company $17,000.00 for their violations in tearing down the tribal center building

October 1997
Tribal Police officers Koski and Meyer plead no contest on their charges of destruction of property

To read a brief summary of FFJ and it's begining read Tina Lam's Detorit Free Press article

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