Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day

Red Lake Elementary School Activity Day was held on Tuesday, May 24,...

New Red Lake High School/Middle School Cafeteria Opens for Business - P2

On Monday, May 23, 2016 the new Red Lake High School/Middle School Cafeteria served their first meals. Now there are more choices of foods, there is more room to feed students from both schools, and everything is as modern as it gets in school cafeterias. A full story and an official grand opening is being scheduled in maybe August of this...

2016 Ponemah School Pow Wow held on Friday - P3

The Ponemah School held their annual pow wow on Friday, May 20, 2016. Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. was this year's Master of Ceremonies and there was an excellent...

13 graduate from Oshkiimaajitahdah CNA & HHA Program - P2

RED LAKE - Thirteen graduates of the Oshkiimaajitahdah Certified Nursing Assistance and Home Health Aide Program were honored on Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Red Lake Humanities Center. Since the program began last year, it was their largest class of graduates ever. At 3 PM, Don Kingbird opened the ceremony with a prayer, followed by the welcome by Oshkiimaajitahdah Executive Director Jerry Loud. Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki gave the opening remarks, with Delbert Clark, Administrator of ...

Red Lake Nation College Special Recognition Ceremony held for Class of 2016 - P4

RED LAKE - Last week, twenty-three Red Lake Nation College students graduated in a ceremony held at Leech Lake Tribal College, but on Thursday, May 19, 2016, a Special Recognition Ceremony was held outside on the campus with Red Lake in the background. The ceremony began with an introduction by Mistress of Ceremonies Lorena Cook, RLNC Board Chairwoman, followed by the Grand March accompanied by the Red Lake Nation College Drum Group. Eugene Stillday, Spiritual Advisor for RLNC, gave the opening ...

Red Lake Middle School inducts 4 new members into National Junior Honor Society - P4

RED LAKE - On Thursday, May 19, 2016, four new members were inducted into the Red Lake Middle School Junior Honor Society, and eleven current members were recognized in a special ceremony at the Red Lake Middle School Mini-Theater. The National Junior Honor Society is a worldwide organization that promotes and supports student achievement in areas of citizenship, service, leadership, scholarship and character. The welcome was provided by NJHS advisors Tara Olson and Rachel Boughton, followed...

Red Lake High School Annual Warrior's Honor Banquet held in Red Lake - P10

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 the Red Lake High School held their annual Warrior's Honor Banquet at the Seven Clans Casino Event Center in Red Lake. The evening banquet honored students in both academics and athletics. In academics, members of the Knowledge Bowl were recognizes, as well as members of the RLHS Band, the 2016 Graduating Senior Class, Academic Letters and some scholarship awards were presented. In athletics, those honored were students in football, volleyball, girl's and boy's golf,...

Day Two: 6th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Conference held in Red Lake - P11

RED LAKE - On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the second day of the 6th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Conference began at 8 AM at the Red Lake Casino Event Center with registration and breakfast. After the Opening Ceremony, Red Lake's eldest elder, Gordon Bailey, presented the welcome and opening remarks. A Talent Show took place, with prizes of $100 for 1st Place, $75.00 for Second and $50 for Third Place, followed by a Youth Showcase that featured children from the Red Lake Head Start Immersion...

Former Bemidji resident named Minneapolis school superintendent

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minneapolis school board on Tuesday passed on state Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius in favor of an Alaska candidate for superintendent. On a 6-3 vote, board members said they preferred Ed Graff, the outgoing superintendent in Anchorage. They’ll negotiate the contract in the coming days and vote on it Friday. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4040166-former-bemidji-resident-named-minneapolis-s...

ROSE DOWNWIND CASE: Rossbach appears in court; attorney challenges probable cause

BEMIDJI—An attorney for a Bemidji man charged for his alleged role in the October death of Rose Downwind is challenging the probable cause against his client. Kassius Benson is the attorney for Brandon Rossbach, 31, who has been charged with aiding an offender, which carries a maximum of 20 years in prison. During a contested omnibus hearing Tuesday, Benson also made a motion to suppress four search warrants used in the investigation. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/local/4040030-rose-downwind-case-rossbach-appears-cour...

Reservation Rap Tour to take MN Native rap on the road

Two months ago, VICE premiered Reservation Rap, an 18-minute documentary that gave the world of Minnesota Native rap unprecedented visibility on the national stage. Now the stars of that documentary — Baby Shel, Tall Paul, and Thomas X — are taking their global momentum on tour. http://www.citypages.com/music/reservation-rap-tour-to-take-mn-native-rap...

Red Lake High School 2016 Prom - P23

The 2016 Red Lake High School Prom was held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Red Lake High School Prom 2016 video: https://www.youtube.com...

Blackduck wins big, routs Red Lake in 8A playoff opener

BLACKDUCK — The Blackduck High School girls softball team had no difficulty in beating Red Lake in the first round of the Section 8A North Sub-Section tournament Tuesday, winning 36-0 in five innings. The Drakes, the No. 3 seed in the North Sub-Section, were held scoreless in the first inning but they more than made up for that in the innings that followed. Blackduck scored 10 runs in the second before adding 13 runs each in the third and fourth innings. Kara Draeger started inside the circle for the Drakes (12-8) and struck out six in two...

Thursday Evening LaCrosse Action in Red Lake - P4

Thursday Evening LaCrosse Action in Red...

Lady Warriors downed by Lady Mustangs on very cold evening - P8

On Friday, May 13, 2016 the Red Lake Lady Warriors hosted the Kelliher-Northome Mustangs and what may have been one of the coldest days ever in the middle of May. The Lady Warriors' young team were defeated due to some good pitching and hitting by the...

Day One: 6th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Conference held in Red Lake - P12

RED LAKE - On Monday, May 9, 2016 the 6th Annual Red Lake Nation Elder's Conference began at 8 AM at the Red Lake Casino Event Center with registration and breakfast. Chairman Darrell Seki Sr. gave the welcome and opening remarks, followed by an exhibition by Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers. Two presentations took place starting at around 10 AM. The first was Dementia Awareness, presented by Karen (Holstein) Bedeau and Carol Priest, and the second was a presentation on "Working with...

Warriors win first two games of season with 12-6 win over Lake of the Woods - P14

The Red Lake Warriors won their first two games of the season with 12-6 win over Lake of the Woods in Red Lake. Although they only played one game, they decided beforehand that this scheduled double-header would give two victories to the winner. Red Lake was supposed to play a game at Lake of the Woods in April but was cancelled because of rain. Alex English pitched the entire 7 innings for the Warriors and got the win. The JV Varsity baseball team were also winners on the afternoon. Red Lake...

Lady Warriors Softball Team hosts Pine River in make-up game - P19

The Red Lake Lady Warriors Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Teams hosted Pine River in a make-up game on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Pine River took both games. Red Lake Baseball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/04/01/sports/2016-red-lake-warrior-baseball-schedule/45435.html Red Lake Girls Softball Schedule: http://www.redlakenationnews.com/story/2016/03/31/sports/2016-red-lake-lady-warriors-upper-mississippi-conference-softball...

Joba Chamberlain placed on disabled list after joining new baseball team

Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe who plays professional baseball, has suffered a temporary setback. Chamberlain, 30, was placed on a 15-day disabled list after experiencing pain in his chest, according to news reports. The decision came after he pitched in a game in Massachusetts on Saturday. Chamberlain just signed with the Cleveland baseball team last month. He previously played for New York, Detroit and Kansas City. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/05/24/joba-chamberlain-placed-...

Sorry, not in Wisconsin. Judge rejects Menominee's hemp argument

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Menominee Indian Tribe which sought protection for industrial hemp. The tribe filed a lawsuit last November against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice after the agencies destroyed its hemp crop grown on its reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. http://www.thecannabist.co/2016/05/24/judge-rejects-indi...

Tribe responds to hemp lawsuit dismissal

MENOMINEE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Menominee Indian tribe’s lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration and Department of Justice was dismissed in a federal court in Green Bay. DEA and DOJ agents raided Menominee tribal land last October. The government says it took tens of thousands of high-grade marijuana plants. The tribe says it was industrial hemp and that they’re protected to grow it under the federal farm bill. http://wbay.com/2016/05/23/court-dismisses-menominee-tribes-lawsuit-for-destru...

Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Begins Despite Standing Rock Sioux Objections

In the midst of an ongoing effort by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other entities to prevent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the company Dakota Access LLC has begun construction of the 1,150-mile project, which will carry crude oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Construction has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, but not yet in Iowa, where regulators have declined to allow construction just yet. In consideration of the environmental impact of the project and other safety concerns, the U.S. Army Corps of...

South Dakota Indian hospital threatened with funds cutoff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The U.S. government on Monday threatened to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to a government-run hospital in Rapid City — the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that’s been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months. Inspectors with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the government’s health care programs for the needy, disabled and elderly, found problems at Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City during an unannounced survey earlier this month. The hospital...

Dayton has doubts on transportation funding

ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton is not confident that transportation funding legislation could pass if he calls a special legislative session to finish work not done by Sunday's midnight deadline. "I think it’s unrealistic to think they’re going to agree on something before or during a very short one-day special session, if there were one," Dayton told Minnesota Public Radio Tuesday. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4040071-dayton-has-doubts-tr...

Mixed legislative results: Losers complain

ST. PAUL — Perhaps library lobbyist Elaine Keefe put it best: "The 2016 legislative session has ended with very mixed results." After every Minnesota legislative session, there are winners and losers. But in the session that ended with the final bill passing just before midnight Sunday, there appears to be a bigger split than usual. And many an organization reported some items on its wish list passed and others failed. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4040069-mixed-legislative-res...

Without state funding, Southwest light rail's future in doubt

The fate of the Southwest light-rail line is in doubt after it failed to win $135 million in funding from the Legislature — and no one can say how the controversial line will move forward without that critical state support. The state’s share of the $1.79 billion project, which would link Minneapolis to Eden Prairie, was supposed to be the final piece of local funding needed to win $895 million in federal matching dollars. But partisan infighting at the Capitol this session skewered any hope of compromise on transportation — for now....

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades. Authorities responded by firing pepper spray and smoke grenades into the crowd outside the Albuquerque Convention Center in what police later called a "riot." http://www.startribune.com/protesters-repeatedly-interrupt-trump-rall...

Clinton, Trump win Washington state's presidential primaries

WASHINGTON — Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday. Trump's win helps him inch closer to clinching the GOP nomination for president. He is within 41 delegates of the number needed to become the Republican nominee. http://www.startribune.com/trump-wins-gop-presidential-primary-in-washing...

Chairman of Quapaw Tribe endorses Democrat Hillary Clinton

The leader of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is vowing to do whatever it takes to ensure Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton wins the November election. Chairman John Berrey said he's been "proud" to call himself a Republican since 2002. But he won't be supporting his party's presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, who has faced criticism for his views about tribes, women and minorities. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/05/24/chairman-of-quapaw-tribe...

A Win in Oregon, Tawna Sanchez: 'We Did It'

TRAHANT REPORTS—On Thursday night Tawna Sanchez posted on Facebook: “We did it, we won!” She won the primary election (and most likely the general) to represent Northeast Portland in the Legislature. There are 90 members of the Oregon Legislature; 60 in the House and 30 in the Senate. (So if you are counting: That means Sanchez’ one seat equals 1.1111 percent or roughly equal to the Native American population in the state.) Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/05/24/win-oregon-tawna-sanc...

Native American Children's Safety Act clears last hurdle on Capitol Hill

A bill to protect Native children who are in foster care is on its way to President Barack Obama for his signature. S.184, the Native American Children's Safety Act, requires background checks of all adults in a tribal foster home. The checks must be completed before a child is placed in the home. http://www.indianz.com/News/2016/05/24/native-american-children...

Sen. Thune pushes for IHS accountability

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Thune is taking action. The South Dakota Republican took to the Senate floor Tuesday in support of a bill he co-sponsored with Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso to address "mismanagement" within the Indian Health Service. One day after the third IHS hospital in South Dakota was found to have serious deficiencies in the past year, Thune hoped the IHS Accountability Act of 2016 would reform the agency. http://www.thedickinsonpress.com/news/nation-and-world/4039908-sen-thune-pushe...

Michael Ray Head, Sr.

Michael Ray Head, Sr. whose Ojibwe names are “Niibawi Inini” which means “Standing Man” and “Niigaan Miigwan” which means “Leading Feather”, age 55, of Redby, MN died on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at the Red Lake PHS Indian Hospital. Traditional Funeral services are 11:00 am on Friday, May 27, 2016 at the Red Lake Community Center. A wake will begin on Wednesday at the Red Lake Center and will continue until the time of the services. Interment will be at the Family Burial Grounds in Redby, MN under the direction of the Cease Family...

Michael John Wilson

Michael John Wilson Born: Sat., Apr. 18, 1964 Died: Fri., May 20, 2016 Visitation 4:00 PM Thu., May 26, 2016 Location: Cass Lake Facility Center Memorial Service 1:00 PM Fri., May 27, 2016 Location: Cass Lake Facility Center Michael John Wilson, age 52, of Minneapolis, began his spiritual journey on Friday, May 20, 2016 in Minneapolis. He was born on April 18, 1964 in Chicago, IL the son of Burnham Wilson and Evelyn Baker. Michael attended and graduated from Blackduck High school in 1983. He...

Foodshelf on May 25 & 26, 2016 - Redby Center (Old Commodity Hall)

Foodshelf on May 25 & 26, 2016 - Redby Center (Old Commodity Hall) \11AM - 3 PM both days - Everyone...

Peterson Op-Ed: Observing Memorial Day

This year we will mark the 147th observance of Memorial Day. While many spend the long weekend enjoying the first days of summer with friends and family, we should not lose sight of the meaning behind this federal holiday. I hope you will take a moment to reflect on this Memorial Day. Government leaders first established “Declaration Day” following the Civil War as an opportunity for the nation to honor the graves of fallen Union and Confederate soldiers. The holiday has since extended to pay respect to all Americans who died serving in...