RED LAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPLETES STAR TEAM TRAINING

Bemidji, MN -- Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect (STAR) has been implemented in school districts throughout Northwest Minnesota since 1998. The program is sponsored by Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) in partnership with Peacemaker Resources. STAR is designed to help students build specific skills needed to deal with conflict, such as bullying. The program promotes social and emotional...

WAUBUN-OGEMA-WHITE EARTH SCHOOLS COMPLETES STAR TEAM TRAINING

Bemidji, MN -- Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect (STAR) has been implemented in school districts throughout Northwest Minnesota since 1998. The program is sponsored by Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) in partnership with Peacemaker Resources. STAR is designed to help students build specific skills needed to deal with conflict, such as bullying. The program promotes social and emotional...

NAYTAHWAUSH COMPLETES STAR TEAM TRAINING

Bemidji, MN -- Students Teaching Attitudes of Respect (STAR) has been implemented in school districts throughout Northwest Minnesota since 1998. The program is sponsored by Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) in partnership with Peacemaker Resources. STAR is designed to help students build specific skills needed to deal with conflict, such as bullying. The program promotes social and emotional...

First National Bank Bemidji Foundation donates

The First National Bank Bemidji Foundation recently presented a $3,500 grant check to Larry Long, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of the Leech Lake Area. The grant supports the Money Matters program, which benefits 135 members. The program helps educate members to make wise financial choices during their teen years that will help them reach educational goals and help gain financial...

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Ceasing the silence of suicide: Youth services group speaks to students

BEMIDJI -- It has been happening, but many don't want to talk about it. It's on the nightly news as families watch in silence. Suicide is a taboo topic, but it's also a...  Website

R2AC Invites Public Feedback on the Arts in Beltrami County

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., the Region 2 Arts Council will hold a listening session at their office, 426 Bemidji Ave. on the lower level of the old Carnegie Library Building on Lake Bemidji. We want to hear from you about how we can better fund the arts in Beltrami County. Whether you are an artist yourself, a supporter of the arts, or a concerned member of the public, we want your input. Do you want to discuss the impact...

Separate and unequal: Indian schools, a nation's neglect

LEECH LAKE INDIAN RESERVATION, MINN. - ‘Watch. This is the coolest moment of my day,’’ science teacher Allison Barta says, unlocking the door to her classroom at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig High...  Website

The story of Thanksgiving

Thursday is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a particularly American holiday. The word evokes images of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and, of course, the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, the acknowledged founders of the...  Website

'Sexy Health Carnival' among ideas to engage Aboriginal youth

An event called a 'sexy health carnival' will bring out a lot more Indigenous youth than something called an HIV/AIDS workshop, and the Native Youth Sexual Health Network says it can deliver the same...  Website

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name in Minneapolis - P27

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name on November 2, 2014 in Minneapolis,...

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Protest of the Washington Football Team Name on November 2, 2014 in Minneapolis,...

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name in Minneapolis - P29

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name on November 2, 2014 in Minneapolis,...

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name in Minneapolis - P30

Protest of the Washington Football Team Name on November 2, 2014 in Minneapolis,...

Lacrosse-The Native American Game

In May 2014, Lyle and Miles Thompson, members of the men’s lacrosse team at SUNY Albany, became the first co-winners and the first Native Americans to receive the prestigious Tewaaraton trophy, honoring the year’s best college lacrosse player. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Thompson brothers were born on an Indian reservation in upstate New York State and are...  Website

Grocery store tops many small communities' wish lists

Six months after Victoria’s only grocery store shut down, Mayor Tom O’Connor continues to hear from residents mourning its demise and asking if there’s any truth to rumors it may...  Website

The Downside of the Boom

WILLISTON, N.D. — In early August 2013, Arlene Skurupey of Blacksburg, Va., got an animated call from the normally taciturn farmer who rents her family land in Billings County, N.D. There had been an accident at the Skurupey 1-9H oil well. “Oh, my gosh, the gold is blowing,” she said he told her. “Bakken...  Website

Payday-Loan Fortune Backed by Medley Found Behind Indian Casino

Joshua Wrenn needed money to make the January payment for his Jeep Cherokee. The truck driver and aspiring country singer in Madison, North Carolina, got $800 within minutes from a website he found on his phone. When he called to check his balance a few weeks later, he was told he had electronically signed a contract to pay back $3,920 to a company owned by an American Indian...  Website

Runway Ripoffs: How Native American fashion is Misused, Misinterpreted

From feathered headdresses to war paint, pop culture icons like Pharrell, Heidi Klum and Gwen Stefani have all been caught misusing Native American...  Website

Mille Lacs tribe buys hotel in Oklahoma City

Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures has acquired a 236-room Embassy Suites hotel in Oklahoma City for an undisclosed...  Website

Net neutrality advocates feeling momentum

WASHINGTON – Democratic Sen. Al Franken jokes that he has been “toiling in the vineyards” since the early days on net...  Website

House passes bill to address Grand Portage Band per capitas

The House passed H.R.3608, the Grand Portage Band Per Capita Adjustment Act, by a voice vote on Monday. In 1988, the Grand Portage Band and the Bois Forte Band reached a settlement with the state of Minnesota to forgo the exercise of certain rights under the Treaty of 1854. The tribes each receive $1.6 million a year under the...  Website

Tribal leaders recalled, interim chairwoman sworn in

HARBOR SPRINGS — An interim tribal chairwoman was sworn in this week following a successful recall effort to remove the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians' top two elected officials from...  Website

Navajo Presidential Election Not Until 2015 Now

Wait until 2015. That is the message the Navajo Election Administration said this week in regards to the election for Navajo Nation president. Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/11/21/navajo-presidential-election-not-u...

US Senate Passes Resolution to Honor Native American Month

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resoluton to recognize the contributions Native Americans have made to the United States. The resolution was introduced by Committee on Indian Affairs Chairman Jon Tester (D-Montana) with 26 bipartisan...  Website

Tribal appeals court upholds 2013 election

HAVRE – The chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe — who was suspended more than 18 months ago and re-elected months later — was sworn in to office Thursday...  Website

Edward Melvin Perkins, Jr.

Edward Melvin Perkins, Jr. (January 20, 1956 - November 20, 2014) Edward Melvin Perkins, Jr. (Dewey), 58 of Red Lake, MN died Thursday, November 20, 2014 at the Red Lake Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm, Monday, November 24, 2014 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake, Minnesota. A wake will begin at 2:00 pm, Sunday, November 23, 2014 at the Red Lake Center and go until the time...

JUVENILE FACILITY DIRECTOR - RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT JUVENILE FACILITY DIRECTOR RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX OPEN: November 21, 2014 CLOSING: December 19, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m. Primary Function: Responsible for the overall operation of the Red Lake Juvenile Facility and juvenile recidivism program, in accordance with applicable laws, standards, practices and contract agreements, and consistent with the Red Lake Band of ...

2 - YOUTH INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS - RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT 2 - YOUTH INTERVENTION SPECIALISTS RED LAKE REGIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMPLEX OPEN: November 21, 2014 CLOSING: December 19, 2014 @ 3:00 p.m. Primary Function: Performs administrative and technical work in planning, organizing, coordinating, and administrating needs assessments and case planning for youth referred to the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Juvenile Facility....

Dakota 38 skeleton long resided in Mankato

The mistreatment of Native Americans in the mid- to late-1800s didn't always end with their banishment or even death. Tribes today, aided some by federal legislation, continue to track down and reclaim skeletal remains and even skin of Indians that ended up in museums, universities and private...  Website

America's first Thanksgiving: Plymouth or Jamestown?

Early this year I received a call from Williamsburg, Va. On the phone was Bruce Ward, a close friend going back to 1979. Some of you may recall him when he directed the YMCA in Meriden. Or, you may remember how he rode his bicycle from Seattle to Meriden following the 1990 death of his beloved wife, Patricia, focusing upon places that they had enjoyed visiting...  Website

Recalling the full story of our history

Many of us Americans believe we invented Thanksgiving; that we celebrated the very first one in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass., when Pilgrims and Native Americans lovingly expressed their mutual gratitude for their bountiful harvest with a feast. That’s what we learned in grade school. Most of us can picture it in our...  Website

I Wish I Was White

I wish I was white not because I think life would be easy, but because more things would become an option. Like the option of choosing or choosing not to play the Race Card. The spectrum of some people’s day to day realities would be an option for me. I could get into arguments and discussions and downplay what their culture means, stating the issue is above their culture. I could look down at them and wonder when they’re going to evolve...  Website