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This video is from the first panel presentation- Legal Issues and History Panel. The paper for this is Fulfilling Ojibwe Treaty which is a legal history paper compiled by GLIFWC staff. This video features Attorney Marc Slonim who is a partner in the Seattle, Washington law firm of Ziontz, Chestnut, Varnell, Berley and Slonim, a firm that represented Indian tribes for over 40 years. Marc joined the firm as an associate in 1981 and within a few years began working on the Mille Lacs Band treaty hunting, fishing and gathering rights. He was the lead attorney in the band's 1837 Treaty of Minnesota and argued the case in the US Supreme Court in 1998. In the mid-1990s Marc began representing the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians and later represented the band in the renegotiation of the Great Lakes consent decree, and in the Inland phase of the US versus Michigan. Marc has also been involved in treaty fishing rights issues in the Pacific Northwest on behalf of the Makah Indian Tribe.