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Tom Weber

Tom Weber

Weber is a journalist, writer, emcee and consultant and the Second Gentleman of Minnesota.

Marvin Manypenny was a hell raiser for American Indian sovereignty and treaty rights

By: - February 3, 2020

In 1998, as a candidate for White Earth tribal secretary-treasurer, Marvin Manypenny wrote on the front of a campaign pamphlet: “Tribal sovereignty is vital to the preservation of the White Earth Anishinabeg Ojibway Nation.” On the back: “The rights to govern ourselves is completely and indisputably ours.”  Manypenny didn’t win that election — though his […]