Members of the Anishinaanabe, Potawatomi Tribes have been holding a sugarbush celebration at Detroit’s River Rouge Park since 2003. This has included teaching people how to tap maple trees and boiling sap. The city has granted them a memorandum to allow them to conduct the event, and organizers state they received the necessary permits. This year’s ceremony was stopped by more than 12 police officers, many in tactical gear. One police officer said, in a video uploaded by organizers: “The sovereign stuff cannot be valid.” Police declined to respond to questions regarding the incident.
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