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Bemidji Pioneer: Dahl and Howard honored as Rising Stars

CASS LAKE -- Cass Lake-Bena High School’s Dillon Dahl and Kristi Howard were among the 46 Region 5 students honored by National Joint Powers Alliance at its 26th annual Student Recognition Banquet on Wednesday, April 12, at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd. The event celebrated area students as Rising Stars. Each was selected by his or her respective school staff, with the criteria that they are “unsung heroes” of their district, the behind-the-scenes students with little, if any, recognition. http://www.bemidjipioneer.co...

 

'Blood Money': Life and Death in Gallup, NM

Gallup, New Mexico is notorious and deadly for Native people. Ranked as the most “dangerous city” in New Mexico by a 2014 FBI report, violent, unnatural deaths for Native people has become an everyday fact of life. Gallup is also the county seat for McKinley County, the poorest county in New Mexico, and borders the Navajo Nation and the Pueblo of Zuni. The small city thrives on Navajo-generated business, and is a convenient 26-mile drive from Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation. https://indiancountryme...

 

Woman wins 32-year fight for Indian status; argued rules were discriminatory

A woman's decades-long quest for recognition as an Indian ended in victory Thursday, when Ontario's top court ruled she should be granted status, something the federal government had steadfastly denied her because she didn't know who her paternal grandfather was. In its ruling, the Court of Appeal found the government's refusal to register Lynn Gehl as an Indian, even though she can trace her Indigenous heritage back five generations, was unreasonable. http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/woman-wins-32-year-fight-for-indian-sta...

 

Phoenix Indian Center to honor Ernie Stevens, Sr. with the coveted Leon Grant Spirit of Community Award

The Phoenix Indian Center (PIC) announced several weeks ago that they will present their coveted 2017 Leon Grant Spirit of the Community Award to Ernie Stevens, Sr. at their Silver and Turquoise Ball on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. The award, established in 2013, is named after the late Leon Grant, a founding member and first Executive Director of the Phoenix Indian Center. Each year, an individual or organization is recognized for their service, commitment, and dedication to the greater good of...

 

WIPED OUT Chilling black and white photos shed light on the Native American tribe who were killed off one-by-one… with the 60 murders becoming the FBI's first ever case

THEY were the Native American tribe that were killed off one-by-one after oil was discovered underneath their land. And chilling black and white photos have shed light on the people and area involved in the mysterious crime that captivated a nation and became the FBI’s first ever case. https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/3365770/chilling-black-and-white-photos-shed-light-on-the-native-american-tribe-who-were-killed-off-one-by-one-with-the-60-murders-becoming-the-fbis-first-ever-case/...

 

Native Americans Most at Risk From Impact of Climate Change

WASHINGTON — Climate change is real; it’s here, and we are on the frontlines of the battle to save America’s land, water and air—that’s the message Native American nations will bring to Washington April 29, the eve of President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office, when they will march against federal policies they say are putting them in danger. The march is being organized by a coalition of activists formed after the 2014 People’s Climate March, when a record 400,000 people descended on New York City ahead of a U.N. summit on...

 

Teen accidentally discovers lost 500-year-old civilisation once home to 20,000 American Indians after stumbling on a cannon ball in woods

AN ancient city which was once home to 20,000 people has been unearthed after a schoolboy found a cannon ball in the forest. The long lost metropolis in Kansas dates back to the 16th Century and is believed to be Etzanoa, the second-largest Native American city. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3367695/ancient-native-american-city-etzanoa-discovered/...

 

How a Melting Arctic Changes Everything

Eight countries control land in the Arctic Circle. Five have coastlines to defend. The temperature is rising. The ice is melting. The race for newly accessible resources is beginning. And Russia is gaining ground. This is the first in a three-part series. https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2017-arctic/...

 

These High School Girls Invented A Solar-Powered Shelter For The Homeless

When 12 junior and senior girls from San Fernando High School in California received a grant to develop an invention to solve a real-world problem, they decided to create a solar-powered shelter to help the homeless. Now for over a year, the girls have been working after school and over their winter and spring breaks to complete their project. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/these-high-school-girls-invented-a-solar-powered-shelter-for-the-homeless_us_58ee89d1e4b0da2ff85dcc83...

 

Financial Literacy All Star #3: Christine Doud

First Nations Development Institute is proud to partner with Dr. Per Cap, aka Financial Education Consultant Shawn Spruce, during Financial Literacy Month to highlight the great work of some financial literacy heroes. Dr. Per Cap, as usual, provides his insight on all things related to financial education. Dr. Per Cap's Financial Literacy 2017 All-Star Picks Spring is here and it's time to celebrate national Financial Literacy Month by recognizing a new team of outstanding individuals who are...

 

'Playboy' Reveals 2017 Playmate of the Year: Meet Brook Power

Aloha! Surfer-babe-turned-model Brook Power has been named Playboy's 2017 Playmate of the Year. Power, 27, first appeared in the magazine's pages as Playmate of the Month in May 2016. The Oahu-based model, who's also a visual artist, will take the crown from last year's honoree, America's Next Top Model alum Eugena Washington, and become the 58th woman to hold the iconic title since Playboy named its first Playmate of the Year, Ellen Stratton, in 1960. http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/playboys-2017-playmate-of-t...

 

A Native American Tribe Promotes Wellness Through Powwow Dance Videos

A Native American tribe is using traditional dance to fight health problems in its community. A Coeur D'Alene tribe wellness center in Idaho holds local classes and also created workout videos so anyone can follow along at home. http://www.newsy.com/stories/native-american-tribe-creates-powwow-sweat-dance-videos/...

 

Largely Forgotten Osage Murders Reveal A Conspiracy Against Wealthy Native Americans

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. Our guest David Grann's new book tells the story of one of the biggest serial murder cases in American history and one of the most forgotten. The setting was the Osage Indian Nation in the 1920s when oil deposits had brought enormous wealth to the members of the tribe. Soon, Grann writes, the world's richest people per capita were becoming the most murdered. The Osage were being shot and poisoned in staggering numbers. And the murderers, it turned out, were local whites who had befriended and in many cases...

 

Indiana Indian Day to apologize to Native American Indians

Hoosiers are invited to join students, county historians, Mennonites, Catholics and others to attend Indiana Indian Day to apologize to Native American Indians on Saturday, April 22, in Rochester, Ind. The apology is especially directed toward two tribes who were driven out of Indiana at gunpoint: the Potawatomi in September 1838 on what is now called the Trail of Death and the Miami in October 1846. Members of both tribes will attend this event in Rochester to tell their stories. All are invited to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1310 Main...

 

Hnatyshyn Foundation gives $1.5M in awards to 150 Indigenous artists

A total of $1.5 million is being presented to 150 Indigenous artists from across the country, who have been announced as recipients of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Reveal Indigenous Art Award. Each artist will receive a $10,000 award. http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/hnatyshyn-foundation-1-5-million-indigenous-artists-1.4068395...

 
 By Tony Potter    Features    April 12, 2017

Longevity is in his genes

KEEWATIN - He's often asked what's his secret to living a long life. "I just keep breathing," joked Gordon Bailey. Bailey, of Keewatin, turned 100 years old on Tuesday, April 4. He's also his tribe's oldest elder in Red Lake, Minn. Longevity is in Bailey's genes. His maternal grandmother lived to be 103 years old, his mom lived to be 96 years old and one of his grandfathers lived to be 95 years old. "They had to work hard," he said. "For me, I think a lot of it is because I've raised my own...

 

Native American Chefs Share Scrumptious Fry Bread Recipes

Three of the top Native American chefs in the business—Lois Ellen Frank, Walter Whitewater and Ramona Horsechief—have provided fry bread recipes for you to try at home. Lois Ellen Frank and Walter Whitewater, of Red Mesa Cuisine, based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, offer up a more health-conscious fry bread recipe—a bread cooked without frying. And, from the Oklahoma kitchen of 2016’s Indian Taco World Champion, Ramona Horsechief, step-by-step directions for an award-winning and irresistible, indulgent fry bread recipe. h...

 

Red Lake Schools' Official Warrior Logo Released to Public

This year the Red Lake High School business club students, N8TIVE DESIGNZ, was asked to lead the process of selecting an official warrior logo. With much student input, and multiple votes, the students are proud to present this new warrior logo to the community....

 

April Weed of the Month: Crown Vetch

Recently added to Minnesota's Restricted Noxious Weed List, crown vetch (Securigera varia) is difficult to control once it is established. It is native to central and Eastern Europe and the Caucus region of Asia. Crown vetch was widely planted as a groundcover, cover crop, and slope stabilizer, but these uses declined due to the invasive nature of the plant. Crown vetch is an herbaceous perennial in the legume family. It has a low, groundcover growth habit. The leaves are dark green and...

 

9th Grade Student, Cali Nichols' Artwork Featured on Cover of 2017 Triarco Arts and Crafts Catalog

Ninth Grade Student, Cali Nichols's artwork is on the cover, of the 2017 Triarco Arts and Crafts catalog. As an assignment in her 8th grade art class last year, Cali created an artwork inspired by The Starry Night painted by Vincent Van Gogh. Cali attends school in Red Lake. Red Lake Middle School belongs to a network of Turnaround Arts schools across the country that is using the arts as a tool in school transformation. At the national level, Turnaround Arts is a partnership between the John...

 

Walleye fishing on Upper Red Lake keeps improving

An expanded walleye bag limit on Upper Red Lake for 2017 is another positive indicator for the fishery in its forward evolution from a complete walleye collapse in the late 1990s. Even though ice anglers this winter harvested 109,000 pounds of walleyes under a three-fish bag limit, the DNR announced this week that there's ample room for a spring bag limit of four walleyes. http://www.startribune.com/walleye-fishing-on-upper-red-lake-keeps-improving/418282233/...

 

Greenberg Traurig's Heather Dawn Thompson Awarded Prestigious Bush Fellowship

Heather Dawn Thompson, an attorney in the American Indian Law Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was recently awarded a Bush Fellowship for her extraordinary leadership in Indian Country. The Fellowship provides an educational grant to pursue the training and experiences Fellows need to become more effective leaders in their community. Thompson, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, will focus her Bush Fellowship on “self-sufficiency,” for Tribal governments. Thompson wants to better engage the private sector...

 

Rosenblum: Traveling Minnesota art exhibit aims to 'break the stigma' of suicide

An oversized red bandanna covers her small head of brown hair. She’s missing a tooth. She stands in front of flowery green and gold wallpaper, her cherubic face exuding warmth and innocence. It’s this image her mother clings to in her darkest moments. “I can’t let her grow up without a mother,” writes Alice Blessing, who painted her 7-year-old daughter’s portrait. “So I have to get better.” http://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-multimedia-show-aims-to-break-the-stigma-of-suicide/417709573/...

 

Company says new technology could make boil water advisories a thing of the past

A company in Montréal says it has developed the technology to change the lives for thousands of people living in First Nations communities and who do not have access to clean drinking water. http://aptnnews.ca/2017/03/27/company-says-new-technology-could-make-boil-water-advisories-a-thing-of-the-past/...

 

At last, Minnesota native Dylan to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM - Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, a Minnesota native, will receive his Nobel Literature Prize diploma and medal in the next few days in Stockholm, where is he due to perform this weekend, the secretary of the Swedish Academy said on Wednesday. The Academy's decision to give the bard of "Blowin' in the Wind" the literature prize caused controversy, only deepened by Dylan's silence about the award for weeks afterwards and his no-show at the annual banquet in December. http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/news/4242883-last-minn...

 

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