Red Lake School District/Red Lake Tribal Programs running 2 hours late this morning

Red Lake School District/Red Lake Tribal Programs running 2 hours late this morning School will start at 10...

MnDOT advises no travel in northwest Minnesota as snow plows are pulled off area highways

BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Transportation no travel advisement in northwestern Minnesota has been expanded to include Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard and northern Cass counties. MnDOT snowplows have been pulled off area highways for their own safety and motorists are recommended to avoid all unnecessary travel as blizzard conditions and dangerous winds have dramatically reduced...

Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith Visits Paul Bunyan Communications

(Bemidji, MN) (February 5, 2015) – Minnesota Lt. Governor Tina Smith visited the headquarters of Paul Bunyan Communications in Bemidji on Wednesday, February 3. The Lt. Governor congratulated the cooperative's staff on being a leader in bringing high quality broadband Internet service to northern Minnesota and for building one of the largest rural fiber optic Gigabit networks in the United...

Beltrami Electric Now Accepting Youth Tour Applications

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Tour, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-June 16. Each year the cooperative sponsors one high school junior (will be a senior in the fall of 2016) whose parent or guardian is a member of Beltrami Electric Cooperative. "The Youth Tour is the highlight of the summer for many students from Minnesota and ...

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 - P24

Red Lake New Years Eve Celebration 2015 -...

BSU Chemist Explores Connection Between Color and Solar Energy Efficiency

When Dr. Annie Ricks, lab services specialist at Bemidji State University, looks to the future, she sees a world powered by solar energy. To reach that future, where harnessing the sun’s energy as a renewable, carbon-neutral source of electricity is commonplace, she explores how color affects the efficiency of solar collectors. Ricks will discuss her work, and the current state of solar energy, at her Feb. 8 BSU Honors Council Lecture....

Ten DC Schools Moving To Year-Round Calendar

The Washington Post (2/3, Hauslohner) reports that ten public schools “in a wide swath of Southeast Washington” are moving to year-round schedules starting next fall, calling the move “the latest push by the District to embrace a learning calendar used at more than half of the city’s charter schools.” While these students “will have 20 more school days per year than their peers” at other schools, the calendar “will also be...

GRANT OPPORTUNITY FOR NATIVE ARTISTS - FUND YOUR ARTWORK! APPLY NOW!

The R2AC/McKnight Anishinaabe Arts Initiative Grant Deadline is March 1, 2016! Open to Native artists in all art disciplines. · Available to enrolled tribal members and descendants 18 years or older residing in Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Cass, Becker, Roseau, and Itasca counties. · Covers costs associated with artistic performance, art creation, production, exhibition. · Covers arts materials, supplies,...

'Warrior Nation' makes Final Four for the 28th Annual Minnesota Book Awards

“Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe” by Anton Treuer was recently selected as one of the finalists in the “Minnesota” category for the 28th annual Minnesota Book Awards. The other finalists in the category are “Minnesota Modern: Architecture and Life at Midcentury” by Larry Millett, photographs by Denes Saari and Maria Forrai Saari, “Minnesota State of Wonders” by Brian Peterson, stories by Kerri Westenberg and...

Blizzard for southern Minn.; more snow in store for Twin Cities

A blizzard warning issued Sunday by the National Weather Service stretched across virtually all of southern Minnesota, from Redwood Falls through New Ulm, Fairmont, Mankato and Albert Lea. Whiteout conditions, caused by strong winds combining with new snowfall and the remnants of what fell last week, affected areas west and south of the Twin Cities from Sunday night into Monday morning. Travel along Interstates 90 and 35 was forecast to be...

Can our moose be saved?

The death of moose No. 161 was written in the snow. Emaciated and sick, he had bedded down deep in the North Woods. In his final struggle to rise, he plowed a dark furrow across the white ground before collapsing beneath a towering white pine. Ordinarily, his carcass would have melted slowly into the earth. But within 24 hours, it was hoisted away by helicopter — one of 47 dead moose that scientists have airlifted, dragged or tobogganed out...

The Story She Carries: Lorelei Williams and her fight for justice

Every day, Lorelei Williams tells her family's story. It's one of violence and sadness, yes, but also of hope, resilience, and determination. Her aunt, Belinda Williams, went missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside 40 years ago. Williams also lost her young cousin, Tanya Holyk, who went missing in 1996 and was later named as one of Robert Pickton's victims. Today, Williams has become one of Canada's most vocal advocates for missing and...

10th ranked Warriors move to 17-4 with 95-52 win over Laporte - PP2

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors scored quickly and never stopped, nor trailed, in their 95-52 win over Laporte on Thursday, February 4, 2016. They jumped out to a 13-2 lead and led 50-23 at the half. Five Warriors were in double-figures on the night, with both Rob McClain and Jeremy Martin hitting 17, Willian Morrison added 13, Anthony Beaulieu had 12 and Robert Beaulieu III netted 11. Jamie ...

10th ranked Warriors move to 17-4 with 95-52 win over Laporte - Set 2 - P2

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors scored quickly and never stopped, nor trailed, in their 95-52 win over Laporte on Thursday, February 4, 2016. They jumped out to a 13-2 lead and led 50-23 at the half. Five Warriors were in double-figures on the night, with both Rob McClain and Jeremy Martin hitting 17, Willian Morrison added 13, Anthony Beaulieu had 12 and Robert Beaulieu III netted 11. Jamie ...

Red Lake Lady Warriors upset Clearbrook-Gonvick 72-64 - P4

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors, ranked 45th in the stated, hosted the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears, ranked 34th, picking up their eighth straight win Tuesday night with their 72-64 win. Right at the start the Lady Warriors came out of the gate fast and hard, leading by as much as 17 points in the first half, 27-10. But Clearbrook-Gonvick kept coming back, and with top scorer Grace White...

Red Lake Lady Warriors upset Clearbrook-Gonvick 72-64 - Set 2 - P4

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Lady Warriors, ranked 45th in the stated, hosted the Clearbrook-Gonvick Bears, ranked 34th, picking up their eighth straight win Tuesday night with their 72-64 win. Right at the start the Lady Warriors came out of the gate fast and hard, leading by as much as 17 points in the first half, 27-10. But Clearbrook-Gonvick kept coming back, and with top scorer Grace White...

Warriors win in Minneapolis - P5

MINNEAPOLIS - The Red Lake Warriors boys basketball team traveled to Minneapolis on Friday to take on Minnesota Transition School. There, they took a 32-22 halftime lead and held on for the 67-62 win. Then, it was on to Hopkins High School for a game with Maranatha Christian Academy in the Hopkins High School Super Showcase 60. Red Lake came out strong against Marantha and led 31-22 at the half,...

Lady Warriors continue to win with 85-33 win over Northwoods - P7

The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Northwoods on Thursday, January 28, 2016, and took a 45-17 halftime lead to their 14th win of the season, 85-33. Red Lake is now 14-3 on the year. Grace White led the Lady Warriors with 31 points, also getting a triple-double with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 blocked shots. Alexis Desjarlait added 20 points, Autumn Holthusen 15, Angel McClain 7 and Danielle...

Lady Warriors continue to win with 85-33 win over Northwoods - Set 2 - P7

The Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted Northwoods on Thursday, January 28, 2016, and took a 45-17 halftime lead to their 14th win of the season, 85-33. Red Lake is now 14-3 on the year. Grace White led the Lady Warriors with 31 points, also getting a triple-double with 12 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 blocked shots. Alexis Desjarlait added 20 points, Autumn Holthusen 15, Angel McClain 7 and Danielle...

Red Lake has no trouble with Walker-Hackensack-Akley in 69-31 win - P9

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted the Walker-Hackensack-Akley Wolves on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and came off to a quick start with the lead that they would never give up. Red Lake led 38-13 at the half. Senior Jeremy Martin needed 27 points to hit the 1000 career point mark, and in the first half netted a quick 12 points. However, two fouls put him on the bench until the second half. ...

Red Lake has no trouble with Walker-Hackensack-Akley in 69-31 win - Set 2 - P9

RED LAKE, MN - The Red Lake Warriors hosted the Walker-Hackensack-Akley Wolves on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, and came off to a quick start with the lead that they would never give up. Red Lake led 38-13 at the half. Senior Jeremy Martin needed 27 points to hit the 1000 career point mark, and in the first half netted a quick 12 points. However, two fouls put him on the bench until the second half. ...

Warriors cruise to 70-39 win over Kelliher-Northome Mustangs - P17

RED LAKE - The 11-2 Red Lake Warriors hosted the Kelliher-Northome Mustangs on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, having came off an 81-36 win over the Mahnomen Indians on Monday. At the half the Warriors led the Mustangs 37-20, and cruised to a 70-39 victory with 5 players all in double figures. Kendall Whitefeather led Red Lake with 12 points, Jamie Cook hit for 11, Jeremy Martin, Will Morrison and...

North Dakota slows down as oil boom ebbs

WILLISTON, N.D. – The “man camps” sprang up from the prairie, rows of trailers and modular steel boxes that housed thousands of workers chasing their fortunes in North Dakota’s oil fields. But these days, the man camps are missing something: men. Roughly eight years ago, at the peak of the last recession, oil drilling began to transform these remote corners of the plains into an economic beacon, attracting billions of dollars in...

Urban Outfitters seeks to limit suit filed by Navajos

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe’s name that the popular retailer has sold. The clothing chain asked a federal judge in Santa Fe on Wednesday to limit how far back in time the tribe can go to seek money over the company’s products, which included everything from necklaces, jackets and pants to a flask...

Tensions rise between Winnipeg taxi drivers and indigenous community

Winnipeg's taxi industry says it hopes to meet with indigenous leaders to discuss accusations that some local cabbies are rude, racist, sexist — and mistreating aboriginal passengers. Representatives are also considering more training for cabbies, including a specific indigenous component, said Luc Lewandoski, spokesman for the Winnipeg Taxi Alliance. "How can we try to alleviate [the concerns] and bring a sense of confidence? That's the most...

New Tribal Officers elected at Fort Independence

On January 6, 2016, a set of candidates campaigning on a platform of open communication and government transparency was voted into office at the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe. Longtime Owens Valley community member and former Tribal Vice Chairperson Norm Wilder was elected Chairperson, tribal member and medical professional Karma Henry was elected Vice-Chairperson and long time tribal activist Stephanie Arman was elected to the position of...

Judge weighs fate of $380 million left over in 2010 Native American farm suit

Native American farmers asked a federal judge Thursday to fix the “monumental” failure of a landmark civil rights settlement that has left $380 million — more than half the total — unclaimed after the U.S. government agreed to pay the farmers for years of official discrimination. The government in 2010 committed $680 million to resolve a class-action lawsuit by thousands of Native American farmers and ranchers. The suit filed in 1999...

Sandra Jean Kingbird

Sandra Jean Kingbird Born: Wed., May 5, 1971 Died: Thu., Feb. 4, 2016 Visitation 1:00 PM Mon., Feb. 08, 2016 Location: Ponemah Boys and Girls Club Traditional Native Service 10:00 AM Wed., Feb. 10, 2016 Location: Ponemah Boys and Girls Club Sandra Jean Kingbird, "Agashewid-waawaashkeshi" which means "Little Deer", age 44, of Ponemah, passed away at her home on Thursday, February 4, 2016. She was...

Edward Moses St. John Jr.

Edward Moses St. John Jr. January 27, 1950 - Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Service Information The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD Monday, February 8, 2016 1:00 P.M. Visitation Information The Community Center in Old Agency Village, SD Fri 2/5 Sat 2/6 & Sun 2/7 beginning at 7:00 P.M. Edward Moses St. John Jr. age 66, of Sisseton, South Dakota Journeyed to the Spirit World on...

Dale Gordon Sayers

Dale Gordon Sayers Died: Fri., Feb. 5, 2016 Funeral arrangements are pending with the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker,...

Roberta J. Wind

Roberta J. Wind Died: Sun., Feb. 7, 2016 Funeral arrangements are pending with the Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker,...

"Soup with the Supe"

You are Cordially Invited to join Anne Lundquist, Superintendent of Red Lake Schools, for a Parent and Community Advisory meeting, Wednesday, February 10, from 5:00-6:30 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Soup and sandwiches will be...

I'm a Crazy Indian, I Guess

I heard the term ‘crazy Indian’ a few times when I was a young girl. My cousins told me to “keep six” every time we walked into a bar, and then we ended up in a brawl where they showcased some Roadhouse moves. I called them crazy. When my cousin threw a cast iron at her boyfriend, I called her crazy. When I stabbed a man with a fork, I was called crazy. I guess those things are crazy out of context, or in context, depending on the...

"We Should Shoot the Indians"

Several days ago, the trap net trawler ‘Sandy’ sank in Ludington near the Pere Marquette retaining wall by the Washington Avenue Bridge. The trawler is not owned by the tribe, but it is owned by one person who is a tribal member. The fisherman is only licensed to fish by the tribe. These are the facts. But making sure that the facts are known is not the reason for this editorial. This editorial is written to address the reaction to the news...

Dave Obee: Internet trolls have ruined online comments

We welcome thoughts on the stories we cover and on the issues of the day — but there is a limit to what readers should have to face. As a result, we have ended the ability of readers to post directly to the Times Colonist website. You will still be able to comment on stories through letters to the editor and through social media channels such as Facebook. But the days of posting directly to our website have come to an end. h...