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 News    August 26, 2016 

Lenetta Jourdain receives award for 35 Years of Service to Indian and Native American Communities

RENO, NV - On Thursday, August 25, 2017, at the 37th Annual National Indian and Native American Employment and Training Conference, Lenetta Jourdain received an award recognizing her for "Thirty-Five Years of Service to Indian and Native American Communities." This annual conference offered opportunities to benefit from dynamic speakers, have outstanding networking opportunities to help leverage resources and build capacity, and enhance skills to enable the effective delivery of quality services...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Groundbreaking at Shingobee Island for New LLBO Business Venture

WALKER, MN - The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in conjunction with Leech Lake Gaming are pleased to announce that plans for the Shingobee Project, located at Shingobee Island on Leech Lake, have been finalized. The current site is being developed to offer a modern sports bar atmosphere with a full dining menu, full-service marina, as well as a gaming area. "The Shingobee property has sat dormant for 13 years. Getting the ball rolling on this has been a priority for me since taking office and we can thank the combined efforts of a unified tribal...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Ponemah Community Back to School Gathering 2016 - P2

The Ponemah Community Back to School Gathering 2016 was held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Pow Wow Grounds in Ponemah....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Red Lake AmeriCorps Program honors 9 of its members

RED LAKE - On Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Red Lake AmeriCorps Program honored nine of its members at a dinner held at the Red Lake Casino Event Center. Those honored were Joshua Desjarlait, Jimmy Jourdain, James Kingbird, Avery Kingbird, Amber May, Jerrell Fairbanks, Aleisha Jourdain, Desirae Johnson and Darwin Lussier Jr. Also honored were Assistant Director Sammi Rose Jackson and Karen Martin. Each AmeriCorps member received a certification of recognition and a pendleton blanket. Red Lake...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Red Lake DNR Take-a-Kid Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P2

The Red Lake DNR held their annual Take-a-Kid Fishing Event at Fuller's Lake on Wednesday, August 24, 2016....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Red Lake Chemical Health Program hosts Back to School Fest - P4

On Monday, August 22, 2016, the Red Lake Chemical Health Program hosted their annual Back to School Fest near the Cage by the Red Lake High School. They gave out 600 bags of school supplies, had carnival games with kids that gave out prizes, face painting, had a bouncy house, obstacle course and a dunk tank, and fed them all, along with giving away some bikes and backpacks in the end....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

3rd Annual Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving held in Redby - P6

The 3rd Annual Kaishauna Sky Thunder Memorial Walk/Run Against Drunk Driving was held in Redby on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Runners and walkers began at Shemahgun enroute to the Redby Community Center Everyone was welcome, each participant received memorial shirts in a variety of colors, and a memorial dinner was held afterwards at the community center. The memorial was sponsored by the Kaishauna Sky Thunder Family and friends....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Event held at Fuller's Lake - P6

The Annual Cops and Bobbers Fishing Event was held at Fuller's Lake on Thursday, August 18, 2016, starting at 10 AM. Over 111 kids between the ages of 6-12 participated in this event, where they received T-shirts, fishing rods and had the opportunity to go on the lake in boats. Lunch was also provided for the participants. The event was sponsored by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and Conservation Department....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 - P19

The Holthusen Family Reunion 2016 was held on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the Herman and Marion Lussier residence in Little Rock....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

The Derald Lee "Ola" and Vena Marie Cobenais Wedding of July 9, 2016 - P35

On July 9, 2016, at 2 PM, Derald Lee "Ola" Cobenais and Vena Marie Dominguez were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Red Lake....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    August 26, 2016 

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day - P21

2016 Red Lake Community Health Day...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

DNR discovers two more cases of invasive species in Beltrami County

BEMIDJI—The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have discovered two new cases of the invasive species starry stonewort in Beltrami County. The species, a grass-like form of algae, was found in Upper Red Lake and Cass Lake, according to a press release. Additionally, the DNR has confirmed starry stonewort among heavy native growth in a northeast section of Cass Lake, near the Knutson Dam on the Leech Lake Reservation. The DNR said it is working with property owners, local government and tribal officials to determine treatment options,...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Minnesota DNR appoints Albrecht as new Northwest Regional Director

BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Thursday it had appointed Bemidji Mayor Rita Albrecht as its Northwest Regional Director. According to a press release from the DNR, Albrecht has been a planner for the agency's northwest region for nearly three years, and is scheduled to begin her new position on Sept. 7. In doing so, she replaces former regional director Greg Nelson, who retired Aug. 2 after serving more than 34 years with the DNR. Before working as a planner with the agency, the DNR said Albrecht served as a...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

ACT scores show a smaller share of students are 'college-ready'

admission test than those who took the exam the year before, according to results of the college admission test released Wednesday morning. ACT officials attributed the falling achievement levels to a rise in the number of students who took the exams. Nearly 2.1 million graduating seniors took the ACT, the nation’s most widely used admission test, an all-time high. They amounted to about 64 percent of the nation’s Class of 2016. An estimated 59 percent took the test in the previous class. ACT is expanding in part through a growing number...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages

How much homework is enough? My daughter, Maya, who is entering second grade, was asked to complete homework six days a week during the summer. For a while, we tried gamely to keep up. But one day she turned to me and said, “I hate reading.” I put the assignment aside. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/25/us/how-much-homework-is-too-much.html?_r=0...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Education groups 'considering all options' to keep state from closing failing schools

Public school groups said Wednesday they're "considering all options" to keep the state from closing failing schools next year. They say the state School Reform Office told their members that it would consider the latest three years of state standardized test data when deciding whether to close failing schools. Such a move, public schools groups argue, is unfair because the assessment has changed each year during that timeframe. The MEAP test was giving in 2013-14, but was replaced the next year by the M-STEP, which was based on new, rigorous...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays

A move to close schools in Baltimore County for Muslim holidays failed by one vote at the school board Tuesday night. The 6-5 vote came after an emotional discussion among school board members, while dozens of Muslims stood in the audience. Some school board members said they believed it was the right time to give equity to the Muslim community. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/education/bs-md-co-school-board-muslim-20160823-story.html...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Suspect in custody in fatal stabbing near University of Minnesota

A man was in custody in the fatal stabbing of another man Thursday evening in the Dinkytown neighborhood of Minneapolis, according to police. The victim, who police believe was known to his attacker, was found suffering from stab wounds in a Honda sedan at 13th and University avenues SE. just after 7:30 p.m., according to police spokesman Corey Schmidt. http://www.startribune.com/fatal-stabbing-reported-near-university-of-minnesota/391360171/...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

US swimmer Lochte's legal troubles mount in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so he could decide whether to introduce a defense in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's ethics commission, it said. "The investigation was concluded on Thursday and Olympic American swimmer Ryan Lochte was indicted for the crime of falsely reporting a...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Official: Striking miners kill deputy minister in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Striking informal miners in Bolivia kidnapped and beat to death the country's deputy interior minister on Thursday after he traveled to the area to mediate in the bitter conflict over mining laws, officials said. Government Minister Carlos Romero called it a "cowardly and brutal killing" and asked that the miners turn over the body of his deputy, Rodolfo Illanes, who holds the formal title of vice minister of the interior regime. Illanes was "savagely beaten" to death by the striking miners, Defense Minister Reymi Ferreira...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Corps says pipeline still needs water-crossing easement

MORTON COUNTY — While hundreds are settling in for the long haul at an encampment to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers confirmed Thursday that the pipeline developer, Energy Transfer Partners, does not yet have a written easement to build the pipeline on corps property. Corps spokesman Larry Janis said the easement is still under review, though the agency did issue Section 408 permission in late July that allows the easement to be written. “They can’t build the project by accessing corps property from...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Dakota Pipeline decision delayed to Sept. 9, thousands of indigenous activists continue protest

In Washington today, District Judge James E. Boarsberge said he will not issue a decision on a legal challenge by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access, LLC, the private firm behind a nearly $4 billion oil project Native people say will destroy their land and cause unprecedented damage to human, plant, and animal life in the region. From Native News Online, on the judge's decision late Wednesday: He indicated that the central legal issue is whether or not proper tribal consultation occurred...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Legal groups look to help tribe by finding new ways to challenge pipeline

NEAR CANNON BALL, N.D. — Dakota Access Pipeline opponents prepared Thursday to continue camping near the Missouri and Cannonball rivers while legal groups said they're looking for new ways to challenge the pipeline. Honor The Earth, an environmental rights group that opposed Enbridge's Sandpiper Pipeline in Minnesota, is now focusing efforts on the Dakota Access Pipeline and looking for potential legal challenges to file, said Tara Houska, national campaigns director. Houska said there could be more complaints filed in addition to the...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Native Americans encouraged as judge delays North Dakota pipeline ruling

Native American activists have said they are still hopeful they can halt the construction of a controversial oil pipeline that will run from North Dakota to Illinois, after a federal judge said he needed more time to decide whether indigenous rights were violated when the project was approved. Judge James Boasberg of the US district court said he will make a decision by 9 September on whether to stop work on the pipeline during tribal leaders’ lawsuit against the US army Corps of Engineers for approving the Dakota Access project. The...

 
 News    August 26, 2016 

Episcopalians rally behind Native American protests of ND pipeline

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopalians are standing side by side with other protesters in a growing effort by Native American tribes to stop an oil company from building a major pipeline across the Missouri River in North Dakota. The protests, which succeeded this month in halting work on part of the pipeline, are being compared to some of the most momentous events in American Indian history, and the Diocese of North Dakota has rallied behind the cause. It issued a statement Aug. 19 in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Presiding Bishop...

 

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