Checks in Cobell Settlement case to be mailed this week

FARMINGTON - A judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has approved an order to issue payments to members of the trust administration class in the Cobell Settlement case. On Thursday, Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas F. Hogan approved the distribution of checks by the claims administrator, the Garden City Group Inc., to the class membership. According to the Indian Trust...

Special Election on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for the Red Lake District two-year term

The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians will be conducting their Special Election on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for the Red Lake District two-year term. The polls will be open from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Red Lake Humanities Center and also at the Absentee Ballot Committee which is located in the Tribal Council Headquarters Library. The candidates are: Donald Desjarlait, Deanna Lasley, Lee...

Red Lake Tribal Council to Meet with Bemidji City Council

Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr., and members of the Red Lake Tribal Council will travel to Bemidji on Monday, September 15, 2014, to meet with the Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and the Bemidji City Council to discuss issues of mutual concern. The rare government-to-government meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at the Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers just prior to the City's regular...

Red Lake Tribal Council to meet with Bemidji City Council Monday

BEMIDJI -- Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki Sr. and members of the Red Lake Tribal Council will travel Monday to Bemidji to meet with Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht and the City Council to discuss mutual issues shared by both areas. The Beltrami County Board hosted an informal meeting with the Tribal Council in August. The government-to-government meeting is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bemidji City Hall Council Chambers just prior to...

2015 Energy Assistance Program

The 2015 Energy Assistance applications have been put in the mail and you should start receiving them in September. For those of you that did not apply last winter, call us if you need an application starting the third week in September. Please keep in mind to fill out the application completely and send all information that is required. This makes it easier and quicker to get your grant out....

Ho-Chunk celebrates 20 years: From 1 person to $9.18M in 2013 profits

WINNEBAGO, Neb. - The Winnebago Tribe's town center was just an empty corn field 10 years ago. Now, it's home to offices, a hair salon, a gift shop that sells local artwork, a restaurant, a Dollar General store and several tribal members, including neighbors Melanie Parker and Joi Long. Parker and Long moved into Ho-Chunk Village a little more than a year ago after purchasing land and designing...

7th Annual Duluth Urban Office Picnic held at Lincoln Park

The 7th Annual Duluth Urban Office Picnic was held at Lincoln Park in Duluth on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Some of the activities included gunny sack races, Bigfoot races, a Water Balloon toss, a Potato Dance, Tug-O-War and Musical...

7th Annual Duluth Urban Office Picnic held at Lincoln Park - P2

The 7th Annual Duluth Urban Office Picnic was held at Lincoln Park in Duluth on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Some of the activities included gunny sack races, Bigfoot races, a Water Balloon toss, a Potato Dance, Tug-O-War and Musical...

2014 Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow - P26

2014 Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah, Minnesota August 29th through September...

v2014 Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow - P27

2014 Ponemah Labor Day Pow Wow held in Ponemah, Minnesota August 29th through September...

3rd Annual Footprints on our Hearts walk held in Red Lake

The 3rd Annual Footprints on our Hearts Walk for Remembrance and Hope was held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6 PM in the open field across from the Red Lake Hospital. This years theme for the walk was "Bringing memories to light" by lighting lanterns in memory of a miscarriage and the loss of an infant or...

3rd Annual Footprints on our Hearts walk held in Red Lake - P2

The 3rd Annual Footprints on our Hearts Walk for Remembrance and Hope was held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6 PM in the open field across from the Red Lake Hospital. This years theme for the walk was "Bringing memories to light" by lighting lanterns in memory of a miscarriage and the loss of an infant or...

Morris Praised by Winds of Change

Winds of Change has again named the University of Minnesota, Morris one of the top 200 institutions in the nation in support of American Indian students. Published quarterly by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Winds of Change is the leading nationally distributed magazine with a single-minded focus on career and educational advancement for American Indian and Alaska Native peoples, with an emphasis on science,...  Website

'You Try to Live Like Me' – Looking to Understand ABQ's Homeless Natives

Albuquerque is a land of violence. Spanish and Anglo colonization and histories of brutality reverberate well into the present, especially against the city's indigenous population. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/12/you-try-live-me-looking-understand-abqs-hom...

Wild ricing season in full swing on Fond du Lac reservation

Sawyer, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The wild ricing season has begun on the Fond du Lac...  Website

Red Lake Girls battle Kelliher-Northome right to the end, but not enouth to win - P10

The Red Lake Girls Volleyball Team hosted Kelliher-Northome on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The JV Girls were swept 2-0 in their match, while the varsity took their first game, lost the second, won the third, lost the fourth, and while leading in the 5th and final game towards the end, came up short for the victory. Still looking for their first win on the season, they travel to Cass Lake on...

Red Lake Girls battle Kelliher-Northome right to the end, but not enouth to win - P11

The Red Lake Girls Volleyball Team hosted Kelliher-Northome on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The JV Girls were swept 2-0 in their match, while the varsity took their first game, lost the second, won the third, lost the fourth, and while leading in the 5th and final game towards the end, came up short for the victory. Still looking for their first win on the season, they travel to Cass Lake on...

Red Lake Girls battle Kelliher-Northome right to the end, but not enouth to win - P12

The Red Lake Girls Volleyball Team hosted Kelliher-Northome on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The JV Girls were swept 2-0 in their match, while the varsity took their first game, lost the second, won the third, lost the fourth, and while leading in the 5th and final game towards the end, came up short for the victory. Still looking for their first win on the season, they travel to Cass Lake on...

Texas hometown stands by local hero Adrian Peterson all day

PALESTINE, TEXAS – Mementos from Adrian Peterson’s football career are enclosed in a glass case near the entrance to Palestine High...  Website

Oklahoma Indian Tribes Raise Minimum Wage

Oklahoma Indian Tribes are the latest group to involve themselves in the national debate over raising the minimum...  Website

Fond du Lac Reservation to be home to large solar development

The Fond du Lac Reservation will soon be the site of a ground-breaking "solar farm" project that will contribute a significant source of energy to the Reservation and provide environmental benefits to boot. The Reservation is on tap to partner with Minnesota Power on the project, which will contribute $2 million toward building a large-scale photovoltaic "array" on Fond du Lac land, with a...

Morris Home Hardware facing human rights complaint

The owner of Morris Home Hardware on Wellington Street is being accused of discrimination following an interaction with a First Nations customer on...  Website

Tribe leader: Nestle bottled water plant a good partner

The chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians said Thursday that the Nestle bottled water factory in Cabazon is using water sustainably and responsibly, and that it provides important economic benefits for the...  Website

Peterson announces $550,000 for Bemidji Airport

BEMIDJI -- Rep. Collin Peterson announced the Bemidji Regional Airport has been awarded a $550,287 Department of Transportation grant to improve airport...  Website

Dayton visits Bemidji: Responds to Johnson jab on unions

BEMIDJI — Following a private conference with local forestry officials and timber industry representatives Friday morning at the Sanford Center, Gov. Mark Dayton visited the Pioneer offices to discuss a range of issues facing...  Website

Dayton visits Bemidji

BEMIDJI -- Following a private conference with local forestry officials and timber industry representatives Friday morning at the Sanford Center, Gov. Mark Dayton visited the Pioneer offices to discuss a range of issues facing...  Website

Minnesota Poll: Franken leads McFadden by double digits

U.S. Sen. Al Franken leads his Republican challenger Mike McFadden by double digits, but that lead narrows dramatically outside the metro area and flips in northern Minnesota, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota...  Website

Albert "Uncle Al" Robinson, Jr.

Albert "Uncle Al" Robinson, Jr. (December 30, 1934 - September 10, 2014) Albert Robinson Jr. "Uncle Al", 79 of Cass Lake, MN died Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Sanford Fargo Medical Center. Memorial services will be from 11:00 – 2:00 pm, Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Veteran's Memorial Building in Cass Lake, Minnesota with full military honors by the Leech Lake Honor Guard. He was born...

Celestine "Tillie" Beaulieu Colhoff

Celestine "Tillie" Beaulieu Colhoff (May 6, 1939 - September 11, 2014) Obituary for Celestine "Tillie" Beaulieu Colhoff Sunrise-May 6, 1939 - Sunset-September 11, 2014 Celestine "Tillie" Beaulieu Colhoff, 75, of Red Lake, MN, died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at her home in Red Lake. Services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the St. Mary's Mission Catholic Church in Red Lake,...

Cody Lee Rasche

Cody Lee Rasche August 18, 1989 - Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Service Information Little Earth of United Tribes-Minneapolis Sunday, September 14th, 2014 2:00 P.M. Visitation Information Little Earth of United Tribes Saturday, September 13th, 2014 Beginning at 5:00...

Kimberly Ann Beaulieu

Kimberly Ann Beaulieu Born: Sat., Jul. 10, 1976 Died: Thu., Sep. 11, 2014 Kimberly Ann Beaulieu, 38 of Minneapolis, passed away at her home on Thursday, September 11, 2014 with her family by her side. She was born July 10, 1976 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Ronald and Dorothy (Prentice) Beaulieu. Kim graduated from Cass Lake High School in 1994 and Haskell Indian Nations University...

U.S. Native American Policy of Assimilation

In the article about the One-Room Hamilton Schoolhouse, Todd Kelsey mentions that Margaret Jaenke did not remember there being any racial prejudices or issues like there were in the rest of the country at the time over the issue of assimilation when she was young growing up in the Anza Valley. This era of assimilation changed life for Native Americans in a drastic way the effects of which last into the modern...  Website