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 By Michael Barrett    News    March 26, 2015 

2015 Red Lake Head Start Pow Wow

The Red Lake Head Start Pow Wow 2015 was held on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Early Childhood Center in Red Lake. New Head Start Brave and Princess 2015-16 - Sylas Perkins and AveriAuna Schoenborn....

 News    March 26, 2015 


This week, the Minnesota Sheriffs Association (MSA) sent solicitations to many households seeking voluntary membership as an Honorary Member of the Minnesota Sheriff's Association. I know every day our citizens are bombarded with solicitations and scams so it is nearly impossible to determine if there are any real charities or worthy causes that exist any longer. That is why it is so important to know where you are considering donating your hard...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Bemidji State University's Chamber Singers are heading to New York for a performance at Carnegie Hall

The Chamber Singers are joining choirs from Fountain Valley (Calif.) High School Vocal Music and Saint Mary’s College of California Chamber Singers and Glee Club for the Gotham SINGS! Choral Showcase on April 18. The concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. on the Perelman Stage of Carnegie’s Stern Auditorium. This annual series presents outstanding bands, choirs, orchestras and music programs in world-class venues throughout New York City. This...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Minnesota Historical Society Earns National Awards

St. Paul, Minn. - The Minnesota Historical Society has earned two monetary awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to develop projects that support the mission of using the power of history to transform lives. Play the Past "Play the Past" is a powerful new location-based mobile gaming application launched in January of 2014 for use in the History Center's permanent exhibit "Then Now Wow." The NEH grant will help fund the...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Brain Bucket campaign provides helmets to youth

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Sanford Bemidji's trauma team received a grant from the Sanford Health Foundation of Northern Minnesota and Knife River to address head injury and trauma due to inadequate head protection. The grant provides funding for winter sports helmets and a "Brain Bucket" educational campaign, specifically targeting kids. Every winter Sanford Bemidji sees a high number of youth with head...

 News    March 26, 2015 

'Shoulder-to-shoulder': Hawaiians visit area tribal colleges so both groups can learn from one another

CASS LAKE -- As a group of visiting Hawaiians took center stage to present a selection of their traditional dances, they did so to honor the ancestors of those representing and attending Leech Lake Tribal College. “Our chant will … ask permission of your nature, your ancient people, to accept us, to introduce us into your space,” said Taupouri Tangaro, a professor at Hawaii Community College in Hilo, Hawaii. “We’ve come this far, will...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Marijuana wax receiving increased attention from law enforcement

ST. PAUL — Law enforcement officials from across Minnesota warned about the rise of a new form of marijuana Wednesday that can be six times more potent than the typical leaf form of the drug. Called marijuana wax, the manufacture of the drug has been blamed for the death of a St. Cloud area woman and dangerous psychosomatic trips of two Duluth teenagers.

 News    March 26, 2015 

DNR investigating death of two elk near Grygla

BEMIDJI -- The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the deaths of two bull elk that were illegally shot and killed near Grygla, Minn. Part of Minnesota's smallest elk herd, the elk were killed in an area that has been closed to hunting since 2012. A recent aerial survey tallied 18 elk in the Grygla herd, down from 20 last year and 28 in 2013.

 News    March 26, 2015 

Brother of alleged synthetic drug dealer plans to open smoke shop in Bemidji

BEMIDJI -- A family member of a man recently charged with selling illegal synthetic drugs through a chain of Minnesota smoke shops plans himself to open a smoke shop in Bemidji. Last month, the city of Bemidji issued a business license for Kareem Wazwaz to open a "Smokes 4 Less" store at 550 Paul Bunyan Drive NW.

 News    March 26, 2015 

Feds: Minnesota Guardsman in Afghanistan traded nude pics online with teen girls

A Minnesota National Guardsman has been charged with enticing a 14-year-old girl to send nude photos of herself via the Internet to him in Afghanistan and having sexually explicit communication with dozens of other teens over social media. Andrew L. Schiller, 28, of Lakeville, also is accused of sending the girls sexually explicit photos of himself, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing the indictment. Schiller was charged last week...

 News    March 26, 2015 

After woman's death, overdoses, Minn. officials raise alarm over marijuana wax

When a case involving marijuana wax first landed on Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie’s desk, he called upon Google to assist in the investigation. “I had never heard of it,” Leslie said. That was two weeks ago. On Wednesday, state law enforcement officials and St. Cloud and Duluth police chiefs gathered to warn about what they’re calling a dangerous new trend in drug use. A highly concentrated form of marijuana, wax contains two to six...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Minneapolis schools taking first steps in superintendent search

The Minneapolis school board is planning its next steps in hiring a permanent superintendent, months after Bernadeia Johnson’s abrupt resignation in December. Since her December announcement, school board members — most of whom are new to managing this type of hiring — have been mapping out their plan for permanently filling the position, which includes selecting a search firm and planning community engagement. http://ww...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Police should have protected teen later found dead, AFN chief says

WINNIPEG — Canada’s national chief says Winnipeg police should have done their job and kept a 15-year-old girl safe in the hours before she was last seen alive. Perry Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations says police failed to protect Tina Fontaine when they came into contact with the missing teen days before her body was pulled from the Red River. Fontaine was in a vehicle pulled over by two officers more than a week after she was...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Winnipeg police officers won't face charges in Tina Fontaine case

Family members of Tina Fontaine are reeling from news that two Winnipeg police officers who saw and spoke with the 15-year-old girl not long before she disappeared, but let her go, will not face charges. The Winnipeg Police Service launched an internal investigation last fall after discovering that the two officers came across Fontaine during a traffic stop on Aug. 8, 2014 — a week after she had been reported missing — but did not take her...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Sucked Dry

During the week before the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, in Winnipeg, opened last September, a knot of people stood outside a teepee opposite the colossal, glass-swaddled $350 million edifice. They handed out brochures advertising another museum—one without alabaster railings, interactive digital displays, or wealthy donors. The cheekily named Museum of Canadian Human Rights Violations is housed in a boxy, blue hockey arena on an island in...

 News    March 26, 2015 

BIA super stabbed at Crow Creek office; man arrested

Patrick F. Duffy, superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Fort Thompson, South Dakota on the Crow Creek reservation, was stabbed Wednesday in his office, according to sources on the reservation, in the BIA and among those who know Duffy. Duffy, who grew up in Fort Pierre and lives in Pierre, was taken first to the Sanford Hospital nearby in Chamberlain, a hospital employee told the Capital Journal. He later was transferred to Sioux...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Federal lawsuit claims BIA defrauding Shoshone-Bannock tribe members

POCATELLO, Idaho - A civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday claims the Fort Hall Agency Bureau of Indian Affairs is defrauding members of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe. The suit, filed by tribe member William Beasley, alleges outsiders are being admitted to the tribe and allowed to collect benefits intended for legal members. “They're not born here. They don't have the Shoshone-Bannock descendancy,” said Beasley. But Beasley...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Pokagon Tribal Police officers honored for saving girl's life

DOWAGIAC, MI -- Two Pokagon Tribal Police officers are being recognized for their efforts in saving a girl's life. Officers Trent DeGroff and Kevin Slater were honored at a recent Tribal Council meeting in Dowagiac for their "quick thinking and professionalism in saving a life," according to a news release from the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. In February, DeGroff and Slater responded to a call in Watervliet on the report of a girl who was in...

 News    March 26, 2015 

Feds File New Charges Against Three Defendants In Reservation Killing

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has filed new charges against the defendants in a stabbing death on the Wind River Indian Reservation last year. In the second superseding indictment, prosecutors added to the original charges that, if convicted, already carried life sentences for Susan Lynn Chippewa, Jaymes Leo Whiteplume and Byron Robert Spoonhunter for their involvement in the death of Jared Dean Little Whiteman. In September, Chippewa, Whiteplume...

 By Michael Meuers    News    March 25, 2015

Tribal Council/Chiefs Get Update on Red Lake Capitol At March Tribal Council Meeting - P2

Looking toward the lake near the Red Lake Humanities Center, beyond the Red Lake Powwow grounds, the landscape continues to change. Outside walls are up, roads are nearly complete, and sidewalks meander about where soon a college campus will rise. This is the site of what Red Lake Nation College president Dan King refers to as the new Red Lake Capitol. Here in the process of being built are huge...

 News    March 25, 2015


BEMIDJI-March 24, 2015 -- The Northwest Minnesota Foundation (NMF) is delivering Engaging Volunteers Across Generations, a training that will teach participants how to identify the needs of volunteers no matter what their age. Learn how Millennial, Generation X, Boomers and Traditional generation volunteers are similar and different. As a participant, you will be able to identify how generational characteristics can help your organization be...

 News    March 25, 2015

Shakopee Mdewakanton and national partners launch $5 million campaign to improve Native American nutrition

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and three nationally significant partners today announced *Seeds of Native Health* [ ], a major philanthropic campaign to improve the nutrition of Native Americans across the country. The SMSC is committing $5 million to launch the campaign and plans to recruit other funding and strategic partners. "Nutrition is very poor among many of our fellow...

 News    March 25, 2015

Dangerous Interoperability Bill would Connect Electronic Health Records across the Country

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom Says Americans’ Private Health Data is Already at Risk and Forced Interoperability Will Make Gaining Access Even Easier ST. PAUL, Minn.—One lawmaker is pushing for a bill that will require all Electronic Health Records (EHRs) in the country to work together and be able to communicate from system to system. That plan might sound efficient and technologically sound, but Citizens’ Council for Health Freed...

 News    March 25, 2015

Third annual Headwaters Film Festival kicks off Wednesday

March 24, 2015 — Bemidji State University’s third annual Headwaters Film Festival kicks off March 25 with a 33-film student competition and feature screenings that include the cult classic “Dazed and Confused.” The Headwaters Film Festival is student run event. Programming is designed with students in mind, but all are welcome to attend. All of the festival’s events will be held in the Main Theatre of BSU’s Bangsberg Fine Arts...

 News    March 25, 2015

Interior Sends $34 Million in Additional Offers to Landowners with Fractional Interests at Rosebud Indian Reservation

WASHINGTON, DC – Continuing the momentum of the Department of the Interior’s Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program), Deputy Secretary Mike Connor today announced that more than $34 million in additional purchase offers have been sent to almost 11,000 landowners with fractional interests at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Interested sellers have 45 days – until May 16, 2015 – to return accepted offers...


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