BY COUNCILOR ATKINS:
The city of Duluth does ordain:
That the city
officials are authorized to execute and implement a lease between the
city and the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa whereby the land
described as a square shaped parcel 300 feet on each side located within
the N½ of NW¼ Section 6, Township 48 North, Range 15 West, described as
Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: Early settlers and indigenous peoples established the Roussain cemetery near the fur trading post at Fond du Lac. The site has been disturbed in the last century, but now is known, and needs protection. The Fond du Lac Band has offered to maintain it, as it has ancestral significance to the band. The lease will require preservation and respectful presentation of the site.