Letter from Tribal Secretary regarding Absentee Voting

Letter from Tribal Secretary regarding Absentee Voting http://www.redlakenation.org/news-articles/public-no...

"What's Left - Lives Touched by Suicide" Art Exhibit held at Red Lake Nation College

"What's Left - Lives Touched by Suicide" Art Exhibit was held at Red Lake Nation College on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The exhibit is a multimedia exhibit designed to create a proactive community dialogue about suicide and mental illness, featuring over a dozen artists in a variety of forms. The opening reception took place, and the exhibit will run for thirty days. Red Lake School's Superintendent Anne Lundquist put the exhibit...

White Earth leaders: 'Our unity strengthens us': State of the Nation address given in Mahnomen

MAHNOMEN -- The people of White Earth came together for the annual State of the Nation address at the Shooting Star Casino in Mahnomen on Tuesday to hear the good, the bad and the ugly of reservation life over the past year. It was a year that included the resignation of longtime White Earth Chair Erma Vizenor, who stepped down amid allegations of constitutional reform violations. In her absence, Interim White Earth Chair Steven “Punky” Clark was Tuesday’s main speaker. Clark is White Earth’s District 1 Representative. He started out...

U.S. families seen struggling with teens' phone addiction

WASHINGTON -- Half of teenagers in the United States feel addicted to their mobile phones, with most checking the devices at least every hour and feeling pressured to respond immediately to messages, a survey released on Tuesday found. The majority of parents concurred, with 59 percent of those with children between ages 12 and 18 saying their kids cannot give up their phones, according to a poll of 1,240 parents and children by Common Sense Media. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/region/4024023-us-families-seen-struggling...

BIA Director Michael Black to Keynote 25th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service

WASHINGTON – Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Director Michael S. Black will deliver the keynote address at the 25th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service being held Thursday, May 5, 2016, at the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Indian Police Academy in Artesia, N.M. He will be accompanied by BIA Office of Justice Services Deputy Bureau Director Darren Cruzan. The service honors tribal, state, local and federal law enforcement officers working on federal Indian lands and in...

Teacher protests close most Detroit schools again today

The American Federation of Teachers and its Detroit local are seeking to pressure state lawmakers to pass a bailout plan for the city’s troubled school system. Without action at the statehouse, the district has said it won’t be able to make payroll over the summer, leaving many teachers uncompensated for work during the school year. “It’s tantamount to wage theft,” said Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. She said educators want to be in their classrooms with students but need a guarantee that they...

In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart

Some of the wealthiest, most-educated towns in the United States have the biggest academic-achievement gaps between white students and their peers of color. That is one of the depressing facts emerging from a wide-ranging new analysis of more than 200 million test scores of 40 million students from around the country between 2009 and 2013 by Stanford University researchers. Comparing district-level data across states is complicated because not all students take the same tests. The researchers created a database that allows these comparisons,...

DPS official admits cheating special ed kids out of supplies

After 38 years of working for Detroit Public Schools, an assistant superintendent admitted in federal court today that she cheated kids with disabilities out of school supplies by helping a crooked vendor run a kickback scheme that could send her to prison for nearly six years. With her voice quivering, Clara Flowers, 61, of Detroit pleaded guilty to accepting $324,685 in kickbacks from a vendor as a thank-you for helping him bill DPS for school supplies that were intended for children with disabilities but were never delivered....

Murfreesboro child arrests part of a growing national concern

Shock reverberated through Middle Tennessee in April when Murfreesboro police arrested 10 elementary-age students for not stopping a fight that occurred off campus days earlier. Lawmakers, church leaders and social justice experts across the country questioned the rationale behind handcuffing and booking children that young. They pointed to the scarring effects on the student and their peers, as well as the societal pattern of pushing kids, especially the most at-risk, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems....

Teens admit setting Lake Wobegon Trail bridge fire, authorities say

Authorities say two teenage boys have admitted to starting a fire that damaged a portion of a bridge on the Lake Wobegon Trail in central Minnesota. The boys were questioned in connection with a fire on Saturday that damaged the bridge at Schwinghammer Lake near Albany. They were released to the custody of their parents while the Stearns County Attorney’s Office reviews the case for charges, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said. http://www.startribune.com/teens-admit-setting-lake-wobegon-trail-bridge-fire-author...

Red Lake High School 2016 Prom - P8

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...

The Sara Martin and Robbie Charette Wedding of Saturday, March 26, 2016 - P27

The Sara Martin and Robbie Charette Wedding of Saturday, March 26, 2016 held at the Red Lake Casino Event...

Two bad early innings help Nevis to beat Red Lake 15-5

On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the Red Lake Warrior Baseball Team hosted Nevis. Two bad early innings for Red Lake helped Nevis to secure the win, 15-5. 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...

Lady Warriors Softball Team hosts Pine River in make-up game - P4

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...

Warriors improving, but drop another game to Blackduck - P6

The Red Lake Warriors Baseball Team hosted the Blackduck Drakes on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Blackduck beat Red Lake 14-4 in the Drakes home opener on April 12, 2016. 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-missis...

Red Lake Warriors lose home opener to Pine River - P11

The Red Lake Warriors Varsity and Junior Varsity lost their home openers 2016 to Pine River on Tuesday, April 19 in Red Lake. 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...

Minneapolis North Polars end Red Lake's winning streak 82-61 at Target Center - P38

From KKCQ Sports Radio Class A State Semifinal – Red Lake 61 vs. Minneapolis North 82 The high flying Minneapolis North Polars will play for a State Championship on Saturday, following their 82-61 victory over Red Lake at Target Center in Minneapolis. The Polars will have a chance to win their 6th State Championship in school history. The game began with a 9-0 for the Polars before the Warriors calmed down and got on the board. The lead would stretch to 20 in the first half, but the Warriors...

Red Lake #5 upsets #4 Browerville/Eagle Valley 66-52 to advance in State Tournament - P38

From KKCQ Sports Class A State Quarterfinal – Red Lake 66 vs. Browerville/Eagle Valley 52 Fifth seed and seventh-ranked (MBN) Red Lake (27-4) pushed its winning streak to 15 games by knocking off fourth seed and fifth-ranked (MBN) Browerville/Eagle Valley (26-3) 66-62 on Thursday afternoon at Williams Arena in the 2016 MSHSL Class A quarterfinal on the campus of the University of Minnesota. A program with a reputation for a loyal and spirited crowd, Red Lake was buoyed by the sixth man...

Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze - Set 2 - P41

From KKCQ Sports Red Lake Warriors return to State Tournament with 65-44 Section 8A Championship over Northern Freeze Make it three straight trips to the State Tournament for the Red Lake Warriors as they rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat the Northern Freeze Friday night for the Section 8A Championship. The Freeze jumped out to a 9-3 lead but Will Morrison knocked down back to back three pointers for the Warriors to tie the game at 9-9. The Freeze would come back and take a seven point...

Minnesota teams barred from going to two national baseball tournaments in North Carolina

College baseball teams from Minnesota won’t have a chance to advance to two national tournaments. The Minnesota State College and Universities system (MnSCU) announced that all sports travel is nonessential, meaning any future trips to North Carolina would be prohibited. The NCAA Division II national baseball tournament and NJCAA Division III World Series are scheduled to be played in North Carolina this spring. The announcement follows Gov. Mark Dayton’s statement last month that instructed “employees in all state agencies to refrain...

FSU student government bans Native American headdresses at games

Florida State’s student government passed a resolution that bans all Native American headdresses from the university’s athletic events, according to Perry Kostidakis of FSView. Under Resolution 15, “the wearing of any Native American headdresses shall no longer be permitted into athletic arenas at FSU.” http://www.si.com/college-football/2016/05/03/fsu-seminoles-native-american-head...

CEO Pay Watch: Best Buy's Hubert Joly made $23.3 million in last fiscal year

Hubert Joly, Best Buy Co. Inc. Chairman and CEO Total compensation: $23,256,551 for the year ended Jan. 29, 2016 Salary: $1,175,000 Non-equity incentive pay: $3,814,050 Other compensation: $29,028 Value realized on vesting shares: $18,238,473 New stock options: 158,445 Total fiscal 2016 shareholder return: -17 percent http://www.startribune.com/ceo-pay-watch-best-buy-s-hubert-joly-made-23-3-million-in-last-fi...

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have broken ground on a new marijuana-growing facility

PORTLAND, Oregon — The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs has broken ground on a new marijuana-growing facility that is set to be Oregon's first tribal-owned marijuana grow operation. The construction work on the 36,000-square-foot greenhouse started Friday and is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The tribe plans to open three retail stores, with sales slated to begin in early 2017. http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/519654e472f54bcbb5fcf71756b92850/OR--Wa...

Navajo Nation breaks ground on solar power farm in Kayenta

KAYENTA, Ariz. - With six spadesful of dirt, the Navajo Nation stepped into the era of renewable energy April 23 five miles north of Kayenta at the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTAU) Solar Facility groundbreaking. Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez participated in the groundbreaking ceremony near the NTUA substation. http://nhonews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&Articl...

Meeting a need in Beltrami County: Commissioners approve hiring additional staff as caseloads involving children mount

BEMIDJI -- The Beltrami County Board of Commissioners authorized the hiring of two additional employees as the number of cases related to children’s care increase. The two employees would take different positions, one as a child protection case manager and the other a children's adoption worker. During a work session just before its regular meeting Tuesday, the board heard from Health and Human Services Director Becky Secore and Beltrami County Social Services Director Jeff Lind ,who described the two positions. http://www...

PUBLIC AREA CLEANING (Swing Shift) - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENINGS** PUBLIC AREA CLEANING (Swing Shift) RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: May 03, 2016 CLOSES: May 17, 2016 SCOPE OF POSITION Under the general supervision of the Public Area Supervisor is responsible for assigned swing shift of Seven Clans Casino/TRF. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Assists with overall cleaning of building providing a safe and sanitary environment for guests and associates. Serves as ...

HOTEL BELL ROOM SERVICE - Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls

**EXTERNAL POSITION OPENING** HOTEL BELL ROOM SERVICE RATE OF PAY: Depending upon experience LOCATION: Seven Clans Casinos –Thief River Falls, MN OPENS: May 03, 2016 CLOSES: May 17, 2016 POSITION OBJECTIVES: Reports directly to the Hotel Manager and Supervisor. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive or restrictive; other duties may be assigned as necessary. Requirements for this position are necessary for us to reach our fullest...

Administrative Support Assistant - Indian Health Service Red Lake

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/437266700 Agency contact information 1 vacancy in the following location: Red Lake, MN Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent Opened Wednesday 4/27/2016 (7 day(s) ago) Closes Wednesday 5/11/2016 (7 day(s) away) Salary Range $32,318.00 to $46,831.00 / Per Year Series & Grade GS-0303-05/06 Promotion Potential 6 Supervisory Status No Who May Apply Candidates eligible under Indian Preference authority; Federal employee serving on car...

'Off the Reservation' – A Teachable Moment

“Off the reservation” is a term I’ve heard tossed off casually by policymakers and bureaucrats from the White House to Capitol Hill, and by reporters who cover them and editors and producers who place stories and write headlines. When that term is used in my presence, I can tell if its user knows its history -- or gets that the historical reference is hurtful or offensive to many Native Peoples today -- because I’m given a full or partial apology or a sheepish or apologetic look. Read more at http://indiancountrytoda...