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Red Lake Band and Oshkiimaajitahdah announce intention for Tribal TANF Program

Red Lake Band and Oshkiimaajitahdah announce intention for Tribal TANF Program

On Friday, July 25, 2014, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Oshkiimaajitahdah announced their intention to operate a Tribal TANF Program. One of the requirements was to have a 45-day viewing and comment period for the proposed TANF Plan. The mission statement of the program developed by the staff at Oshkiimaajitahdah is: "Oshkiimaajitahdah is committed to educating families to discover...

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P3

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

Community Health Day 2014 in Red Lake - P4

The Annual Community Health Day was held on Thursday, July 24, 2014, beginning with the Hike for Health and Million Miles Against Diabetes (MMAD) walk from the Red Lake Hospital to the Red Lake Humanities Center. The first 500 registered received T-shirts. The Health Fair began at 10 AM at the Humanities Center with about 60 programs and exhibitors that provided participants with information on...

Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp Scheduled

For the second year in a row, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will host an Ojibwe Language and Culture Camp on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday August 5, 6, and 7, 2014 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The three-day camp will feature canoeing, lacrosse, Ojibwe bingo, moccasin games, plant identification, tobacco pouch making, traditional Anishinaabe teachings and more. The camps main location will be...

Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Held

"There is a great beauty to the language and culture of the Red Lake Ojibwe." ~Chi-Ma'iingan/Larry...

Ojibwemowin Revitalization Celebration Held - P2

"There is a great beauty to the language and culture of the Red Lake Ojibwe." ~Chi-Ma'iingan/Larry...

VIDEO: Red Lake flag raised over City Hall

Family members of the late Roger Jourdain watch Friday as the Red Lake Nation Flag is raised at Bemidji City Hall. The Red Lake flag is flown at City Hall on July 27, Jourdain's birthday, in honor of the first Red Lake tribal chairman. Since Jourdain's birthday this year falls on a Sunday, the Red Lake flag will fly over City Hall for the weekend. Family members from left to right are Kathryn "Jody" Beaulieau, Paula Jourdain, Mary Beth...  Website

Protest on the lake: Group holds rally in opposition to proposed pipeline

BEMIDJI -- An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. About 20 members of Honor the Earth, an environmental advocacy group, hosted "Paddle Against the Sandpiper" canoe and press event Friday on and near Lake Bemidji. After protesting the pipeline with signs along Bemidji Avenue, the group launched a canoe painted with protest slogans...

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT CONDUCTED

On Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 Beltrami County Emergency Management deployed with a Damage Assessment Team from the State of Minnesota Homeland Security Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment in Beltrami County. The Damage Assessment Team also conducted a damage assessment in the Red Lake Nation. Damages from excessive rainfall...

Beltrami County may get federal storm aid

BEMIDJI -- Beltrami County may be added to President Obama's storm declaration that already has pledged federal aid funds to eight Minnesota counties, Beltrami County Emergency Services Chris Muller said Friday. A total of $174,000 in public property damage was reported in the county from June 11 to July 11, which is above the requirement to receive federal aid. Muller said the tally comes from damage reported by the Beltrami County Highway...  Website

What advertisers thought MN looked like in '47

Prince Albert’s 1940s ad campaign went to Minnesota, for some reason. It’s notable for the first panel, which presents what people apparently thought the state was like. For heaven's sake, did that diver have FAA...  Website

Importance of Indigenous Languages: Ojibwa and Runasimi (Quechua)

The seventh of an eight-part 2013-14 Community Lecture Series sponsored by the College of Letters and Science at UW-Stevens Point, this presentation offers a short history of the the Ojibwa and Runasimi languages, how each connect to indigenous culture and how the languages have survived western influence and attempts to discontinue them through historic federal policies and missionary schools. A demonstration of song and dance explores how...  Website

Photographer's images offer rare glimpse of Native American culture

Seattle boasted a population of just 10,000 when young, hard-working Edward Curtis showed up in town. Read more here: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/07/27/3298037/photographers-images-offer-rare.html?sp=/9...

Russell painting symbolizing railroad's effect on American Indians draws $1.9M at auction

RENO, Nevada — Some 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native American chief selling for $1.1...  Website

What's Behind Canada's Troubled Relationship With Its Aboriginal Peoples

They call it “Murderpeg.” With 6,222 instances of violent crime reported in 2012, the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba consistently ranks among the most violent cities in...  Website

For Rare Languages, Social Media Provide New Hope

At a time when social media users, for no particularly good reason, are trading in fully formed words for abbreviations ("defs" instead of "definitely"), it may seem that some languages are under threat of deterioration —...  Website

The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses

In The Hot List, Part I, we let the boys have their day, spotlighting charismatic Native actors Chaske Spencer, Tatanka Means, Moses Brings Plenty, Michael Spears, and Kiowa Gordon. We told you there would be more parts -- and here's the second. These five actresses light up the screen whenever they get a chance, and even when they're in between jobs they'll keep your Twitter, Facebook or Instagram feeds beautiful. Here they are -- five Native...

Lynx Host Native American Heritage Night - P9

A few hundred Red Lakers traveled to Minneapolis and the Target Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream women's basketball game. The main draw, was Shoni Schimmel, the first Native American to play in the WNBA. The Minnesota Lynx game against the Atlanta Dream was also Native American Heritage Night presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie ...

Lynx Host Native American Heritage Night - P10

A few hundred Red Lakers traveled to Minneapolis and the Target Center on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the Minnesota Lynx vs. Atlanta Dream women's basketball game. The main draw, was Shoni Schimmel, the first Native American to play in the WNBA. The Minnesota Lynx game against the Atlanta Dream was also Native American Heritage Night presented by Treasure Island Resort & Casino and the Prairie ...

1st Annual Scruff Scramble 2014 held at Castle Highlands Golf Course - P11

The 1st Annual Scruff Scramble 2014 was held at Castle Highlands Golf Course on Saturday, July 19, 2014. 1st Place - Misko Spears, Chris Jourdain, Rob McNeal, Scott Lussier 2nd Place - Arn Wood, Russ Smith, Sean Lussier, Mike Beaulieu 3rd Place - Justin Jourdain, Alex Barrett, Rick Barrett, Mike Jourdain Longest Drive - Mike Beaulieu Longest Putt - Scott Lussier...

1st Annual Scruff Scramble 2014 held at Castle Highlands Golf Course - P12

The 1st Annual Scruff Scramble 2014 was held at Castle Highlands Golf Course on Saturday, July 19, 2014. 1st Place - Misko Spears, Chris Jourdain, Rob McNeal, Scott Lussier 2nd Place - Arn Wood, Russ Smith, Sean Lussier, Mike Beaulieu 3rd Place - Justin Jourdain, Alex Barrett, Rick Barrett, Mike Jourdain Longest Drive - Mike Beaulieu Longest Putt - Scott Lussier...

New website supports keeping 'Redskins' name

A new website has gone online to support the name of the Washington Redskins. And some former players are said to support it. Read more: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2014/07/new-website-supports-keeping-redskins-name-10548...

North American Indigenous Games wrap up in Regina

After a week of competition and culture, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) came to an end in...  Website

Native American night in Minnesota

A few days ago I had the chance to play in Minnesota at the target center for the first time all season vs the Minnesota Lynx. And it was awesome, the atmosphere was amazing!! It also happened to be Native American night so I was able to see a bunch of people I had met before and also had the opportunity to meet some new faces!! I am so thankful for all the fans that came out and cheered for us...

Casinos no longer golden for declining Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The fortunetellers hawk their services along the boardwalk, offering to read palms, study tarot cards and gaze into crystal balls for...  Website

Shinnecock Nation To Become Sole Distributor Of Cigarettes At Reservation Shops

The Shinnecock Indian Nation is planning to adopt a tobacco ordinance that would make tribal government the sole official distributor of cigarettes to smoke shops on its reservation, and would steer fees to the tribal government, according to shop...  Website

White House touts new rural investment fund

ST. PAUL —The Obama administration says it is trying to connect people with money to those in rural America who need...  Website

LOCAL GROUP TO SPONSOR PRIMARY CANDIDATE FORUM

The Citizens for an Informed Electorate Committee (CIE) will be sponsoring a candidate forum (non-partisan only) prior to the Primary Election on August 12, 2014. The Minnesota Primary was moved from September to August in 2010 in order to accommodate citizens serving our country overseas. 

 The only local (Greater Bemidji) primary race in 2014 is for Beltrami County Attorney. Because of the ...

Deal reached in Congress to fix veterans' health care program

WASHINGTON – The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans’ health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up...  Website

Pay raises for mayors, council members vary widely among cities

Janet Williams, the mayor of Savage, said she and City Council members haven’t considered a pay raise for more than a decade. The question “never came up,” she said, in a group that sees the job as public...  Website

Congressman strives to move Presidents' Day , give our first president his due

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., is set to retire in January after 34 years in Congress, but he hasn’t given up on getting Congress to give the nation’s first president and Virginia’s most famous citizen his due, a Presidents’ Day celebration on George Washington’s real birthday — Feb....  Website

A story of too many chiefs and too few voters

This December, native leaders from across the country will gather in Winnipeg to elect a new national chief for the Assembly of First Nations. The winner will replace Shawn Atleo, who resigned last May, under pressure from a group of chiefs who opposed his support of federal reforms aimed at fixing the abysmal state of native education. The job of national chief is high-profile and comes with enormous pressure. And, as the circumstances of Mr....  Website

MKO grand chief not stepping down amid misspending allegations

Grand Chief David Harper of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) says he will not step down despite allegations of misspending, and he intends to clear his...  Website

Three officials honored at swearing-in ceremony by Bois Forte tribal government

Nett Lake, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Bois Forte tribal government held a swearing–in ceremony Thursday for three...  Website

August Fair & Powwow, Aug. 8, 9, 10 will be held in Ponemah

The dates for the August Powwow are August 8, 9, 10. Because of the conflicts between vendors during the Fair powwow and the Labor Day powwow and the conditions of the grounds following the Fair Powwow, the Powwow Committee has been instructed to change the dates of this years Fair powwow. However, the dates for the Fair exhibits will remain on August 22, 23, 24 and any information regarding exhibits may be obtained by calling Cheri Goodwin @...

LICENSING TECHNICIAN - RED LAKE GAMING COMMISSION

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT LICENSING TECHNICIAN RED LAKE GAMING COMMISSION Opens: July 28, 2014 Closing: August 22, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m. SUMMARY: Responsible for the processing of Tribal Gaming Licensing applications and Minnesota State Certification applications for all Class II and Class III gaming employees and vendors. Conduct background investigations to ensure the honesty, integrity, and good character...

F&B MALT SHOP COOK - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

** POSITION OPENING ** F&B MALT SHOP COOK RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: July 25, 2014 CLOSES: Until Filled SCOPE OF POSITION Under the general supervision of the Food and Beverage Malt Shop Manager is responsible to cook for assigned shift for Seven Clans Casino. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  Responsible for preparing and...

FRONT DESK CLERK - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**POSITION OPENING** FRONT DESK CLERK RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: July 25, 2014 CLOSES: August 1, 2014 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Reports directly to the Manager and Front Desk Supervisor and oversees duties of the front desk. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive or...

Millions Invested in Our Communities Generate Priceless Returns

The Cherokee Nation covers all or part of 14 counties in northeast Oklahoma. That’s more than 7,000 square miles, with Cherokee communities dotting the landscape. Basic infrastructure like roads, bridges, waterlines and sanitation systems are what keep those communities...  Website

Lie, Delay and Deny Until They Die: How Veterans Are Treated by the VBA

This is the working mantra of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). After reading the latest report from the Office of the Inspector General, this is made blatantly clear. The mantra has long been rumor among veterans but, with all of the information coming from the series of joint committee hearings, it has proven to be a concrete truth. The report is titled "Veterans Benefits Administration: Review of the Special Initiative To Process...

Indian youth hurt by Colorado's marijuana experiment

"Our youth are abusing marijuana as never before. The stuff they're smoking and eating comes to our kids still in its packaging from...  Website

10 Things Other People Love About Indians and Stuff

1. Dreamcatchers, because nothing communicates to society that you’ve got both cultural and economical capital like a inauthentic dreamcatcher dangling from the rearview mirror of your Mercedes. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/07/26/10-things-other-people-love-about-indi...

Indian chldren are being taken from their homes

Attorney Steven Pevar of the American Civil Liberties Union explains why tribes and Indian parents are fighting the state of South Dakota in Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik, an Indian Child Welfare Act...  Website

Power of sports: Why the North American Indigenous Games matter

Derek Fox, from the Bearskin Lake First Nation, is an Anishinaabe lawyer currently living in Thunder Bay, Ont. As a young boy, he found strength and comfort on the outdoor rink and spent every winter night skating in an imaginary Stanley Cup final. Fox went on to have a successful career in major junior and semi-pro...  Website