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153 Students Graduate from Kindergarten in 2015

Redby woman connected to 11 burglaries sentenced

BEMIDJI—A Redby woman arrested in connection with burglaries in Beltrami and Koochiching counties has been sentenced to prison time in Beltrami County District Court. Holly Johnson, 31, was convicted of felony first-degree burglary and sentenced to 50 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree burglary in March, a second count was dismissed. She was sentenced in Beltrami...

Two arrested in Paul Bunyan Task Force meth buy

BEMIDJI—A Cass Lake man and woman are facing felony drug sale charges after they were arrested in a Paul Bunyan Drug Task Force drug buy. More than 16 grams of methamphetamine were seized. Cherie Kay Kingbird, 33, and Michael Wayne Fairbanks, 40, both of Cass Lake have been connected to methamphetamine sales in Bemidji. According to a criminal complaint, Kingbird is accused of selling approximately 4.2 grams of methamphetamine to a...

Mahnomen woman enters plea in stabbing case

WHITE EARTH—A Mahnomen woman accused of breaking into a man's home and stabbing him in March has entered pleas to felony charges in Clearwater County District Court. Serena Oppegard, 41, was facing felony first-degree burglary of an occupied dwelling and second-degree assault charges. Oppegard pleaded not guilty to the charges April 29 but changed her plea through a plea agreement May 15. The second-degree assault charge was changed to...

153 Students Graduate from Kindergarten in 2015

There were 153 students from Red Lake Elementary School that graduated from Kindergarten in a ceremony held on Friday, May 22,...

Thief River Falls Pow Wow 2015 - Saturday Afternoon Session

Thief River Falls Pow Wow 2015 - Saturday Afternoon...

Red Lake Elementary Schools holds Annual Pow Wow - P2

Red Lake Elementary School held its Annual Pow Wow on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in Red Lake. This years new Princess and Brave were Emiris Lussier and Desmond...

2015 Red Lake Nation College Graduation held in Red Lake - P3

2015 Red Lake Nation College Graduation held in Red Lake on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Red Lake Casino Event...

St. Mary's Mission School 2015 Pow Wow held in Red Lake - P3

The St. Mary's Mission School 2015 Pow Wow was held in Red Lake on Wednesday, May 20,...

4th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering Comes to a Close on Tuesday - P14

RED LAKE, MN - Over 400 Red Lake elders took part in day two of the 4th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering, which began with registration at 8 AM at the Red Lake Casino Event Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. Day two activities included keynote speaker Tatanka Means, a talent show for elders and the annual king and queen selections. Winning the talent show was Richard Barrett, who donated his...

4th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering held in Red Lake - P15

RED LAKE, MN - Over 300 Red Lake elders took part in day one of the 4th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Gathering, which began with registration at 8 AM at the Red Lake Casino Event Center on Monday, May 4, 2015. There were numerous activities scheduled for the day which began with a hearty breakfast, Eugene Stillday with the opening ceremony, honor songs by the Red Lake Nation Singers, the...

Missing & Murdered Unsolved cases of Indigenous Women & Girls

Missing & Murdered Unsolved cases of Indigenous Women & Girls CBC News has investigated the unsolved cases of missing and murdered indigenous women across Canada over the last six decades. Here are the stories of about 230 women, including comments from more than 100 family members. We need your help to expand this database and add more information, and we will update it regularly. http://www.cbc.ca...

Rosebud Reservation: A Hard Struggle, the Courage to Act

The Rosebud Reservation has been in the news because of the death of a resident from a pack of dogs, and recently the Rosebud Tribal Council ousted the chair with a resolution saying he can’t run for public office again. Also, the very high rate of youth suicide attempts has been reported and the usual stories about poverty, unemployment, and alcohol problems are in abundance. Day four of the Viewpoint University Journey was in Mission, South...

'Simply a savage': How the residential schools came to be

WINNIPEG – It was a failed social experiment stretching back to Sir John A. Macdonald that set the groundwork for decades of human misery. The Canadian government, in line with a goal eventually described as a plan to “kill the Indian in the child,” established a system of Indian residential schools. It began in 1883, when Macdonald passed a cabinet measure to create three residential schools in the West to be operated by the Catholic and...

American Indians disproportionately disciplined at school compared to white students

School disciplinary actions handed down to students at Utah public schools disproportionately impact American Indian children over all other ethnicities enrolled in the state's public education system, new research from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Public Policy Clinic reveals. Researcher and law student Vanessa Walsh found that although American Indian students comprise the smallest student demographic in Utah, they have...

Mustangs hang on in 7th to edge Warriors 15-14 in last home game of year - P3

The Kelliher-Northome Mustangs hung on in the 7th inning, despite a Red Lake rally, to narrowly defeat the Warriors 15-14 in Red Lake last home game of the year on Wednesday, May 20,...

Warrior Baseball: Cass Lake edges Red Lake 15-10 to even series - P9

On Tuesday, May 12, 2015 the Red Lake Warriors baseball team hosted the Cass Lake Panthers. In Cass Lake, the Warriors came away with the win, but the Panthers evened the series with the 15-10 win in Red...

Red Lake High School Athletic and Academic Banquet held at Red Lake Casino Event Center - P13

The Red Lake High School Athletic and Academic Banquet was held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at the Red Lake Casino Event...

Red Lake improving, but drop two games to Blackduck in home double-header - P14

Red Lake improving, but drop two games to Blackduck in home double-header on Tuesday, May 5,...

Red Lake Girls Softball Team loses both games in double-header with Cass Lake - P19

The Red Lake Girls Softball Team lost both games in a double-header with Cass Lake on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Red Lake. The JV went one-and-one in their two games. 4-29 Away Pine River 4pm 4-30 Away Kelliher double header 4pm 5-4 Away Laporte 4:30 5-5 Home Blackduck double header 4pm WEEK #6 MAKE-UP WEEK May 11th-13th UMC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME UMC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME Thursday May 14th North Champ...

Red Lake Girls come up short in Home Opener with WHA, 12-8 - P29

Red Lake Girls come up short in Home Opener with WHA, 12-8 on Tuesday, April 14,...

Kevin Hill (Muscogee Creek) is First Jaguar Pitcher to Record 10 Wins in a Season

TROY, ALABAMA – University of South Alabama right-hander Kevin Hill (Musocgee Creek Nation) was named the Sun Belt Conference Pitcher of the Year and head coach Mark Calvi earned the Sun Belt Conference Ron Maestri Coach of the Year, as announced by the league at Family Fun Night Tuesday at Riddle-Pace Field. Hill (10-0) is just the second Jaguar to earn the award, and the first since P.J. Walters earned co-pitcher-of-the-year honors in 2006....

The heartbreaking story of Chris Moon: Baseball prospect turned war hero

TUCSON, Ariz. – On a perch overlooking the pristine baseball diamonds of Cherry Field is the prospective site of a memorial dedicated to one of the finest athletes Tucson has ever known. Chris Moon was a pitcher who threw more than 90 mph and a center fielder who could throw out a base runner with precision. He was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the late rounds of the 2007 MLB First-Year Player Draft, but instead accepted a partial...

Free-range turkey debate could be reignited because of bird flu

Paul Freid will soon take delivery of about 40 turkey chicks at his small farm near Lake City, where hogs and chickens already roam. Freid is “a little nervous” about bird flu, but believes his outdoor birds’ more natural diet and healthier immune systems will shield them some from the threat. “I trust that the way we raise our animals leads to greater health,” he said. “Might I have a problem? Sure, but any producer would say...

For MNsure, attracting small businesses is a big problem

MNsure has missed big on one of its original selling points: getting more small businesses to offer insurance to employees. The government-run marketplace was expected to cover 155,000 people in small group plans by next year. That number was 1,405 earlier this month. Insurance agents who connect small firms with coverage say several factors are at play, including a MNsure system they call slow and cumbersome. Steps that still can’t be done...

Feds return cigarette shipment to Fresno County tribe

The federal government has returned a $610,000 shipment of cigarettes that was intercepted in Southern California en route to the Big Sandy Rancheria in February. The tribe’s lawyer says authorities didn’t explain why they relented and returned the cigarettes, which arrived at the rancheria late Thursday night. “After evaluating the situation they decided to return the property,” said Darcie Houck, the tribe’s Sacramento-based lawyer....

With a divided 2015 Legislature, here's what was -- and wasn't -- accomplished

Minnesotans chose divided government in last year’s election, giving Gov. Mark Dayton a second term while flipping control of the House to Republicans. And division is what they got. Some thought a projected $1.9 billion surplus would make for smooth sailing, but the extra money created a fierce debate about what to do with it. Democrats would spend most of it on schools, while Republicans would give tax cuts. It’s a debate still not...

4 Chippewa Cree council members sworn in

HAVRE (AP) – Four new members of the Chippewa Cree's governing council have been sworn in after waiting half a year for an appeal of the election results to end. The Havre Daily News reports state Sen. Jonathan Windy Boy, who lost in the election, objected to the results because an honorary tribal member was allowed to vote. Only full members may vote in a tribal election. http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/20...

Grand Ronde Tribe, Willamina School Board at odds over tribal flag display

WILLAMINA, Ore. -- The Willamina School District and the Grand Ronde tribe are at odds over a request to hang the tribal flag in the high school gym. Tribal leaders pressed the school board for a quick decision a few weeks ago. The school board said 'not so fast.' Now, the tribe has to wait another month for an answer. Angela Fasana proposed displaying the flag of The Confederate Tribes of Grand Ronde in the gym at Willamina High School after a...

Elizabeth "Liz" Marie Johnson

Elizabeth "Liz" Marie Johnson Born: February 28, 1973 Died: May 18, 2015 Elizabeth Johnson, 42, of Twin Valley, MN died Monday, May 18, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, May 22, 2015 at the St. Charles' Catholic Church in Cass Lake, Minnesota with Father Kuriakose "KK" Nediakala officiating. A visitation will be 4 –...

Ronald Allen Lee

Ronald Allen Lee Born: June 16, 1939 Died: May 21, 2015 Ronald Allen Lee, 75 of Cass Lake, MN died Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Cass Lake IHS Hospital. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at the American Legion in Cass Lake, Minnesota with Pastor David Yates officiating. Visitation will be 5 – 7 pm Tuesday May 26th at Cease Family Funeral Home in Cass Lake and one hour ...

Bruce Boswell

Bruce Boswell (May 7, 1965 - May 20, 2015) Bruce Boswell, age 50, of Ada, MN, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at his home. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Samuel Memorial Episcopal Church, Naytahwaush, MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior at the church. Burial will be in the church...

Ronald Merle Blue, Sr.

Ronald Merle Blue, Sr. (October 6, 1956 - May 21, 2015) Ronald Merle Blue, Sr., age 58, of Mahnomen, MN, died on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Naytahwaush Sports Complex, Naytahwaush, MN. Visitation will be held at on Naytahwaush Sports Complex on Tuesday beginning at 5:00 p.m. and continuing until the funeral...

Peterson Op-Ed: Time to Get Serious About Transportation Funding

A few days ago, the House of Representatives passed another short-term, limited patch to address the growing funding crisis for transportation in this country. Meanwhile, shovel-ready projects in the 7th District stand idle. Time is of the essence. In Minnesota, our lingering, cold winters leave a short window for the construction season. Long-term certainty is the only way to ensure that local communities can have the time and flexibility they...

How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Old tribal leaders will sometimes volunteer that the best time for Indian governments was during the Nixon administration. Richard M. Nixon, in his July 1970 address to Congress, asked Congress to honor Indian treaties, strengthen tribal governments, allow tribes to subcontract federal programs, and invite tribal communities to engage in decision making over their own futures. Nixon’s policy change toward tribal self-determination was a...

American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Ethnic Group and Have Since the Revolution

On this Memorial Day holiday, as we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country while protecting the freedoms and ideals we hold dear, many of our fellow Americans remain unaware of the major contributions Native Americans have made to our nation's armed forces. In fact, American Indians serve in their country's armed forces in greater numbers per capita than any other ethnic group, and they have served with distinction...

How Andrew Jackson turned on his former Cherokee allies

Surely everyone knows, or should know, about the Cherokee Trail of Tears — an ordeal imposed upon thousands of Cherokees who, after fighting and winning a judgment in the Supreme Court against their removal from the Eastern Seaboard, were nonetheless dispossessed of their tribal lands and marched to Indian Territory in the early 1830s. The scale of the removal was staggering. Not only the Cherokee but also the Muskogee, Seminole, Chickasaw,...