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Red Lake Chairman/Treasurer Travel to DC

Red Lake Chairman/Treasurer Travel to DC

Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., and Tribal Treasurer Annette Johnson along with others met with members of the Minnesota Congressional delegation on January 28, 2015, in Washington DC to discuss a number of issues of concern to the Red Lake Band. According to a tribal spokesperson, Seki and Johnson met with Minnesota's two US Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, and Congressman...

AmeriCorps Program is Back!

AmeriCorps Program is Back! AmeriCorps Program started in August 2014 and volunteers provide service in Head Start. Members were selected and began service in October 2014. Below is a introduction of the members. As of to date the members provided 6,300 hours of volunteering in 10 classrooms. 2 Classrooms at Ponemah Head Start and 8 Classrooms at Red Lake Head Start. AMERICORPS MEMBER PROFILES:...

"Soup with the Supe" held in Little Rock

On Thursday, January 29, 2016, Red Lake Public School District Superintendent, Anne Lundquist hosted a fourth meeting in a series of ongoing, informal community conversations with district stakeholders. This first session was held at the Ponemah Elementary School in September 2014, followed by Red Lake and Redby. The purpose of the meetings were to share information regarding the district's...

BSU president challenges students on dangers of alcohol

Jan. 29, 2015 — Bemidji State University President Richard A. Hanson challenged nearly 500 students at a campus-wide gathering Thursday to confront the dangers of alcohol abuse, and they shared their ideas for improving safety and promoting responsible behavior. Following a Bemidji State student’s alcohol-related death in December and a second serious incident this month, Hanson invited students, faculty and staff to attend the...

NORTHWEST MINNESOTA FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANT TO GIRL SCOUTS OF MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN LAKES AND PINES

January 29, 2015-Bemidji, MN- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) awarded a $20,000 grant to the Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines to expand the Girl Scouts in ACTION program in Bemidji, Red Lake, and Ponemah elementary schools. Girl Scouts in ACTION (Agents of Change to Improve Our Neighborhoods) targets elementary and middle-school-aged girls. The goal is to build self-confidence and life skills. Schools...

First Nations Development Institute Now Accepting Proposals for 2015 Native Youth & Culture Fund

First Nations Development Institute (*First Nations* [ http://www.firstnations.org ]) is now accepting proposals for its Native Youth and Culture Fund (NYCF) program that focuses on youth, and incorporating culture and tradition to address social issues in Native communities. First Nations will award approximately 20 grants to Native organizations and tribes seeking ways to preserve, strengthen and/or renew Native culture and tradition among...

Jailhouse phone call leads to more prison time for Detroit Lakes man

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- A jailhouse phone call led police to meth stashes that has landed a 34-year-old Detroit Lakes man in prison for more than 13...  Website

'Keystone bandit' bypasses expensive liquor to steal beer in Hibbing

HIBBING, Minn. -- Hibbing police say a man who broke into a liquor store in the city early Wednesday bypassed more-expensive items and instead fled with three cases of Keystone...  Website

Pioneer takes home 11 awards: Draper receives top photography honor (photo gallery)

BLOOMINGTON -- Bemidji Pioneer photographer Monte Draper earned a top honor and the Pioneer collected 11 awards Thursday in the state's Better Newspaper...  Website

School bus runs over boy's legs in Pelican Rapids

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – A bus ran over the legs of a boy who slipped and fell near the high school here on Wednesday, police said.The boy, an elementary school student, was taken to a local hospital, Pelican Rapids Police Chief Jeff Stadum...  Website

Looking back about eight years ago - P21

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Looking back about eight years ago - P22

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Study: New safety technology lowers chance that driver will die in a car crash

WASHINGTON — The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Improved vehicle designs and safety technology have a lot to do with the reduced risk, but a weak economy that led to reductions in driving may also have played a role, the...  Website

Herbert Hoover's vice president, Charles Curtis, was American Indian

I did not know that. His mother was apparently 3/4 American Indian (Kaw, Osage, and Pottawatomie); his father was white. Curtis was a member of the Kaw Nation, and was raised partly on the Kaw reservation by his maternal grandparents and later in Topeka, Kan., by his paternal grandparents. He became a senator from Kansas, and eventually the Republican whip and then majority leader, before being elected with Herbert Hoover in 1928. (He was...  Website

Mohawk Family Loses Everything in Fire, Community Steps Up

A Mohawk family lost everything they owned including two dogs and three cats in a home fire on the St. Regis Mohawk territory in Akwesasne on Friday, January 16. Allena Jacobs and her family were not hurt in the house fire, but the family lost all of their clothing, furniture and much more. The family was also uninsured. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/01/29/tragedy-mohawk-family-loses-everything-fi...

Sophomore Grace White hits 1000th point in Red Lake's win over Red Lake County Central 62-17 - P11

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake High School Sophomore Grace White had 971 career points before the start of their make-up game with the Red Lake County Central Mustangs on Monday, January 26, 2015. She needed just 29 points to reach 1000 points, a feat only reached once in Red Lake girls basketball history by Latoya Schoenborn. The Lady Warriors started off quick, their usual pace, and it wasn't until...

Sophomore Grace White hits 1000th point in Red Lake's win over Red Lake County Central 62-17 - P12

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake High School Sophomore Grace White had 971 career points before the start of their make-up game with the Red Lake County Central Mustangs on Monday, January 26, 2015. She needed just 29 points to reach 1000 points, a feat only reached once in Red Lake girls basketball history by Latoya Schoenborn. The Lady Warriors started off quick, their usual pace, and it wasn't until...

Sophomore Grace White hits 1000th point in Red Lake's win over Red Lake County Central 62-17 - P13

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake High School Sophomore Grace White had 971 career points before the start of their make-up game with the Red Lake County Central Mustangs on Monday, January 26, 2015. She needed just 29 points to reach 1000 points, a feat only reached once in Red Lake girls basketball history by Latoya Schoenborn. The Lady Warriors started off quick, their usual pace, and it wasn't until...

Sophomore Grace White hits 1000th point in Red Lake's win over Red Lake County Central 62-17 - P14

RED LAKE, MN - Red Lake High School Sophomore Grace White had 971 career points before the start of their make-up game with the Red Lake County Central Mustangs on Monday, January 26, 2015. She needed just 29 points to reach 1000 points, a feat only reached once in Red Lake girls basketball history by Latoya Schoenborn. The Lady Warriors started off quick, their usual pace, and it wasn't until...

Warriors on 7 game winning streak; down Blackduck 93-61 - P11

The Red Lake Warriors hosted Blackduck on Friday, January 23, 2014 and once they got a lead, and with the hot hands of Russell Kingbird who scored 34, they had no trouble securing the win. Russell Kingbird led all scorers with 34 points, 6 of which were 3-pointers, Rob McClain had 21, Tyrell Peterson added 9, Brice Cloud hit 8, and Ira Spears 7. Tyler Jablonski led Blackduck with 17 and Isaac Vok ...

Warriors on 7 game winning streak; down Blackduck 93-61 - P12

The Red Lake Warriors hosted Blackduck on Friday, January 23, 2014 and once they got a lead, and with the hot hands of Russell Kingbird who scored 34, they had no trouble securing the win. Russell Kingbird led all scorers with 34 points, 6 of which were 3-pointers, Rob McClain had 21, Tyrell Peterson added 9, Brice Cloud hit 8, and Ira Spears 7. Tyler Jablonski led Blackduck with 17 and Isaac Vok ...

AFP Minnesota Statement on Senate Passage of the Keystone Pipeline

SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Americans for Prosperity Minnesota State Director John Cooney released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to pass the Keystone Pipeline: “We are disappointed in Senators Klobuchar and Franken’s decision to put their liberal friends in Washington, D.C. ahead of the Minnesota voters who sent them there. Their vote against the Keystone Pipeline is a betrayal, plain and simple. Now is the time to build the...

Oil giants post losses, reflecting price plunge

HOUSTON – After years of making record profits as oil prices soared, America’s oil giants are beginning to lose money. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, ConocoPhillips, the nation’s third-leading oil and gas producer, reported on Thursday that it had lost money — $39 million in the fourth quarter compared with a profit of $2.5 billion the year before. And Occidental Petroleum, another large producer in U.S. shale...  Website

Tribe looking for more home-grown businesses

On Jan. 21, Tao Etpison, vice chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, addressed the San Carlos Apache Tribe's Planning and Economic Development Business Opportunity Fair held at the Apache Gold Casino Convention...  Website

Peterson Sponsors Bill to Prevent Redefining of U.S. Waters

WASHINGTON - Congressman Collin C. Peterson today joined more than 100 members of the U.S. House to introduce the bipartisan Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act (H.R. 594). The legislation would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers from redefining "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. The bill would also prohibit the implementation of the interpretive...

Funds for White Earth land purchase rejected

ST. PAUL -- A Minnesota House committee voted against giving the White Earth Nation nearly $2.2 million to buy land for wildlife habitat. Wednesday's 13-8 vote in a House natural resources committee came on an amendment by state Rep. Steve Green, R-Fosston, who said he is a member of the White Earth Nation. He said that he did not want to take the property, now privately owned, off the tax...  Website

Legislation aims to make police body cam footage mostly private

A proposal by a trio of cops-turned-legislators would shield almost all footage shot by police body cameras from public eyes, in what they say is an effort to protect citizens’ privacy. But advocates of open government say keeping the footage under lock and key undermines attempts to keep police...  Website

Administration to seek $1 billion for tribal schools, target building repair and construction

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration says it will ask Congress for $1 billion next year to run schools for Native American children — including millions in new money to help fix crumbling buildings. The request — $150 million more than in this year's budget — sets aside $58 million in new funding for school construction and $18 million in new funding for repairs. It also seeks $33 million to expand the schools' Internet...  Website

Feds hit Minnesota GOP with $26,000 fine

WASHINGTON – Federal elections officials have fined the Republican Party of Minnesota $26,000 for failing to disclose nearly $250,000 in receipts, payments and debts from 2009 to 2011. This is the second large fine levied on the state party in four years. In 2011, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) fined the party $170,000 for misrepresenting its debts during the same period. A second case was opened in 2012 after former party Chairman...  Website

Republican-led Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying White House

WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, despite numerous attempts to force President...  Website

Ottawa, First Nations should narrow poverty gap

First Nations poverty may be Canada’s most important moral issue in generations. Perry Bellegarde, the newly elected national chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), cites United Nations statistics showing the tragic gap between First Nations and the rest of Canadian society. Canada, according to the United Nations Human Development Index, ranks sixth in terms of quality of life among countries of the...  Website

Empowering Indian Country in the new Republican Majority

It has been eight years since a Republican Majority was elected to lead the United States Senate. No matter which party is in charge, the American people want action and solutions, not dysfunction. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/01/28/empowering-indian-country-new...

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe chairman resigns

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe chairman resigned earlier this week, officials said in an email Wednesday morning. Elwood Lowery had been in office for more than seven...  Website

REGISTERED NURSE – MDS COORDINATOR - JOURDAIN/PERPICH EXTENDED CARE CENTER

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT REGISTERED NURSE – MDS COORDINATOR JOURDAIN/PERPICH EXTENDED CARE CENTER OPEN: January 30, 2015 Closing: February 20, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. Purpose of Position: Responsible for assuring the timely completion of accurate assessments and interdisciplinary care plans that meet Federal/State Guidelines. Included is identifying resident acuity and needs, helping to determine specific ...

DIRECTOR - Red Lake Nation Weatherization/CAP

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DIRECTOR Red Lake Nation Weatherization/CAP Open: January 30, 2015 Closing: February 13, 2015 @ 3:00 p.m. PRIMARY FUNCTION: To coordinate and implement various aspects of program, financial and budget management as well as providing necessary services to the reservation community in need of energy assistance. Reports to the Executive Administrator, full-time position w/benefits,...

Ignoring alcoholism leads to destruction of the Lakota

One of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 1963 quotes seems to describe a situation here on the Pine Ridge Reservation: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” My contention is that the majority of adults here have closed their eyes to one of the “things that matter” in our lives. Nearly every household is seriously affected by the devastating results of...  Website

 
 
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