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2018 New Year's Eve Pow Wow held at the Red Lake Humanities Center - Set 2 - P9

New Year's Eve Gathering & Pow-wow 2017 Contest Winner's Golden Age Women (Combined) 1st Place$400.00= Vera Kingbird 2nd Place$300.00:=Donna Whitefeather 3rd Place$200.00= Hazel Joseph 4th Place$100.00= Ruby Whitefeather Golden Age Men (Combined) 1st Place$400.00=Ro...

 

Red Lake Elementary School second Holiday Concert held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - P20

The Red Lake Elementary School held their second Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at RLES. The First and Second graders performed. On Tuesday, grades 3, 4 and 5, entertained the audience starting at 1:30 PM with their Holiday...

 

Red Lake Elementary School Holiday Concert held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - P21

The Red Lake Elementary School held their Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at RLES. The Third, Fourth and Fifth graders performed. On Wednesday, grades 1 and 2, will entertain the audience starting at 1:30 PM....

 

Educators denounce arrest of Vermillion Parish teacher, plan protest

Vermillion Parish educators and the Louisiana Association of Educators are planning a joint rally Thursday in Abbeville to protest the arrest of middle school teacher Deyshia Hargrave. Hargrave was forced out of a school board meeting Monday (Jan. 8) and later handcuffed after she was ruled out of order when...

 

Betsy DeVos OKs ESSA Plans for Minnesota, West Virginia

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has greenlighted Minnesota and West Virginia's plans for implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. They are the first two states that submitted plans in the fall to win federal approval. Minnesota is planning to use attendance as its indicator of school quality and...

 

Fallin would veto another budget lacking teacher raise

Gov. Mary Fallin said she would veto another proposed budget that doesn't include a pay raise for teachers, something she called a top priority headed into her final year in office. Following an address to dozens of school superintendents on Wednesday, in which she talked about the need for a teacher pay raise, Fallin...

 

MPS' Darienne Driver takes heat in meeting over administrator raises

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver is facing the first major controversy of her three-year tenure, fueled by protests over the administration's decision to approve $100,000 in salary increases for administrators when teachers and others received raises that in some cases amounted to a few cents an...

 

Survey: Bullying Among Reasons Students Pick Virtual Schools

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A survey has found that many Oklahoma students who've enrolled in a virtual charter school left their previous school because of bullying or problems with school administration. The study was commissioned by the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board, which oversees the state's four...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: One of 2 suspects wanted in connection with Sioux Falls double murder found in Minnesota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.—One of the suspects accused of being connected to a double murder in Sioux Falls has been arrested in neighboring Minnesota. Sioux Falls police reported Thursday night, Jan. 11, that Maria Shantel LeClaire, wanted on a $500,000 cash bond for being an accessory to first-degree robbery, was found in...

 

First Nations entrepreneurs are asserting sovereignty and seizing the new cannabis economy

Jeff Hawk said he was sitting in the lounge area of his dispensary chatting with friends early on Tuesday evening when several assault-rifle wielding Six Nations police officers burst in, ordering everyone to get on the ground. Hawk's dispensary, called Green Health for 6, was the second to be hit by a raid in Six...

 

RCMP arrest two elderly women at Trans Mountain pipeline protest

Witnesses say RCMP used a battering ram to open a trailer door to remove two elderly women inside protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline late Wednesday. “They had a weapon and just started to just go ahead and smash (the door) with this big giant black pipe from what I could see above,” said Yuni Urchin, who was...

 

Groups record voting rights abuses against Native Americans

Election sites far from reservations. Poll workers who don't speak tribal languages. Unequal access to early voting sites. Native Americans say they have encountered a wide range of obstacles to voting. Advocates have been spending the last few months gathering stories from around Indian Country in the hope that...

 

Xeroderma Pigmentosum Suddenly Arises on Navajo Reservation

A rare disorder, characterized by some authorities as genetic, has abruptly surfaced on the sprawling Navajo Reservation in the Southwest – now officially known as the Navajo Nation. The very uncommon disease is Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP. It is an extremely rare illness, affecting some populations more than...

 

No state of emergency on Alberta First Nation reeling from number of suicides

Maskwacis is reeling after several people died by suicide in the weeks leading up to the holiday season. There have been eight deaths since late November, all of them between the ages of 15-32, according to some community members. http://aptnnews.ca/2018/01/11/no-state-emergency-alberta-first-nation...

 

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe suspends wholesale tobacco licenses; tribe owed $103,745 in licensing fees

AKWESASNE -- The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Compliance Department recently completed an investigation into the improper sale and distribution of New York State-issued cigarettes from mid-October to Dec. 1. The investigation found that three licensed vendors conducted transactions that did not comply with the...

 

Some remote Manitoba First Nations slated to get high-speed internet still don't have drinkable water

More than 100 rural communities and remote First Nations are likely to get speedier internet by 2019, but some of those very communities continue to struggle for access to clean drinking water. "It's not surprising some will see internet service before they actually see all the infrastructure that the community needs...

 

Sen. Tina Smith from Minnesota joins Senate Committee on Indian Affairs

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is welcoming its newest member, Sen. Tina Smith (D-Minnesota). Smith comes to committee after being sworn into the Senate last Wednesday. She replaced Democrat Al Franken, also from Minnesota, who resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct. https://www.i...

 

Federal government to spend $291M over 5 years to improve First Nations policing

The Liberal government is injecting $291 million into policing in First Nations and Inuit communities in Canada over the next five years, following years of complaints and legal challenges from Indigenous police forces that they've been chronically underfunded. The federal government ​pays about half the cost of...

 

Crown seeks adult sentence for 2nd teen guilty in death of Sagkeeng student Serena McKay

The Crown is asking for an adult sentence for a second teenage girl who pleaded guilty in the death of Sagkeeng First Nation student Serena McKay. The teen, who was 16 years old at the time of McKay's death and cannot be named, was charged with second-degree murder after video surfaced showing McKay being beaten the...

 

Teenager killed in B.C. First Nation reserve fire

A teenage boy is dead following a fire at a Secwepemc First Nation community of Sugar Cane, east of Williams Lake, B.C., on Tuesday. Williams Lake RCMP says its officers were called at 7:35 a.m. PT to assist firefighters from 150 Mile House who were battling a fire on the reserve. http://www.cbc.ca/...

 

Teacher Speaks Out After Arrest For Criticizing Boss' Raise

A Louisiana teacher who was arrested at a school board meeting after criticizing her superintendent’s pay raise said she was stunned by her treatment and expects an apology. “I’m pretty upset that no one stopped it from happening,” Deyshia Hargrave, in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” show...

 

"Trump decries immigrants from 'shithole countries' coming to US." - CNN 1/11/18

Trump repeats the lie of American exceptionalism. It's not about Trump, it's about the system, the lie. Trump has just exposing the soft underbelly myth of American Exceptionalism which followed with the Doctrine of Discovery of 1493, and Manifest Destiny. If we...

 

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