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 News    April 28, 2017 

Superintendent's Summary of the Red Lake School District #38 April Board Meeting

The Red Lake School Board met on April 26th for its regular meeting at the Ponemah School. Superintendent Lundquist shared the following information relative to her efforts to improve achievement, attendance and graduation rates: • A presentation was offered by HS Principal Tracy Olson, detailing the "next steps" in the current Freshman Focus initiative, which is designed to increase graduation rates by ensure all grade nine students are successful. Historically we lose the largest percentage...

 By Mary Omen    News    April 28, 2017 

Red Lake Community Youth Bingo

The Red Lake Community held Youth Bingo on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the Red Lake Center....

 By Michael Barrett    News    April 28, 2017 

Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony held at new Red Lake Community Center site - P7

RED LAKE - A Groundbreaking and Blessing Ceremony was held at new Red Lake Community Center site, located east of the Red Lake Pow Wow Grounds. About fifty people took part in the ceremony and groundbreaking, including Red Lake Tribal Chairman Darrell Seki Sr., Red Lake Representtives Roman Stately and Bob Smith, Ponemah Representatives Glenda Martin and Gary Nelson, Hereditary Chief Greetings Spears, Economic Director Sam Strong, Red Lake Community Coordinators and other local community...

 News    April 28, 2017 

Bemidji Pioneer: Grant funds Leech Lake youth projects: Trip to Denver for youth conference a highlight

CASS LAKE—A grant awarded to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe on Thursday will fund six youth-oriented projects, including a trip to a Colorado leadership conference. Richard Gardell, the chair of Minnesota's Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee, presented a $54,000 check to the band at the beginning of Thursday's tribal council meeting. The six projects include:

 By Michael Barrett    News    April 28, 2017 

Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presents State of the Band Address - P20

On Friday, March 31, 2017, Red Lake Chairman Darrell G. Seki, Sr. presented the State of the Band Address to a packed Red Lake Casino Convention Center. The following is a transcript and notes on his presentation. State of the Band Address Darrell G. Seki, Sr., Chairman, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians Testimony by Chairman Seki in Washington DC The United States and its agencies have a trust responsibility to the Red Lake Nation, which must be honored regardless of political dispute over budg...

 News    April 28, 2017 

Bemidji Pioneer: Bemidji man sentenced for embezzlement

BEMIDJI—A Bemidji man who stole more than $200,000 from his former employer will spend three years and six months in prison. Thomas Kaplan, 61, was charged in 2015 with one count of theft by swindle. Kaplan pleaded not guilty to the charge in May, but pleaded guilty in March to one count of theft by diverting corporate property.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Bemidji Pioneer: Investigation launched after inmate dies in Grand Forks jail

GRAND FORKS — An investigation is underway to examine the death of an inmate at the Grand Forks County Correctional Center. Nathan Benedict Dogskin, 45, of Grand Forks died Saturday, April 22, at Altru Hospital.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Gov. Doug Ducey cites Arizona's teacher shortage to defend loosened training standard

PHOENIX — Gov. Doug Ducey is defending controversial legislation he sought — and is expected to sign — that would allow more people without formal teacher training to lead a public school classroom. Existing law already allows people who have expertise in science, technology, engineering or math to teach. SB 1042 would open it up to anyone who has “expertise in a content area or subject matter.”

 News    April 28, 2017 

Arts Program in Poor Performing Schools Boosts Learning

In some of the lowest performing elementary and middle schools in the U.S., students are learning in an unconventional way. “I like to act and I like to sing and I like to dance,” said 10-year-old Kayla Driakare, whose teachers at Florence Griffith Joyner Elementary School are incorporating much of what she loves doing into the everyday curriculum.

 News    April 28, 2017 

There Are No Quick Fixes for Teacher Shortage, Report Warns

If you think raising teacher salaries is the way to attract talented young people into the profession, well, that sort of easy-fix, across-the-board solution to the teacher shortage problem will just not do, according to a new report. Such solutions, say the authors, don't take into account that shortages do not exist everywhere and in every field. There are, rather, isolated shortages in certain subject areas (like science, math, and special education) and in certain locales (like rural or high-needs schools), and these demand targeted...

 News    April 28, 2017 

State reports finds Jersey teens should start school later

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The state Department of Education released a report recommending New Jersey teenagers start school later in the morning, but also found start times should be set by local districts to avoid a logistical nightmare. The Study Group on Later School Start Times was ordered by Gov. Chris Christie and other state lawmakers in 2015. Findings revealed 86 percent of schools in New Jersey start before 8:30 a.m., with the average start time at 8 a.m.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Army Vet Takes On Schools Shaming Students In Lunch Line

DALLAS – At least four of the largest school districts in North Texas have practices that shame students in the lunch line. So-called shaming happens when a student does not have money in his or her account to pay for a meal and a cafeteria worker takes away their tray of food, disposing of it in front of other children, and replaces it with a lesser substitute such as a sandwich.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Four Minnesota commodity councils elect new leadership

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Producers of four Minnesota agricultural commodities have elected new members to serve on the barley, beef, corn, and soybean commodity research and promotion councils. Each new board member will serve a three year term to help guide how each group spends mandatory check-off dollars. The councils play an important role in developing and promoting Minnesota farm products, including grains and meats. “Commodity council elections allow producers a say in how their check-off dollars are spent,” said Minnesota Agricultural...

 News    April 28, 2017 


Date: April 25, 2017 Subject: ENDING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONE POSTING UPDATE The ENDING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions in the NORTH-CENTRAL FROST ZONE will be Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:01 AM. Spring Load Restrictions have already ended in the SOUTHEAST, SOUTH, METRO and CENTRAL FROST ZONES. Spring Load Restrictions are still in effect in the NORTH FROST ZONE. Road Restriction maps indicating the locations of weight restricted routes and those state highways open to maximum ten-ton axle weights are...

 News    April 28, 2017 

Immigration agents in Minnesota, neighboring states making more arrests under Trump

Immigration agents in Minnesota and surrounding states arrested considerably more people during the Trump administration’s first couple of months than in early 2015 and 2016. But arrests remained in line with those earlier in Obama’s second term. After months of speculation about how much the new government had picked up the pace of immigration arrests and deportations, new data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement offers an early glimpse. From the inauguration through mid-March, agents working out of ICE’s St. Paul office, which...

 News    April 28, 2017 

Twins at Minneapolis North High nab valedictorian, salutatorian honors

For a time, Alexx Bryant-Hopkins felt getting B’s in school was just fine. Alexx’s identical twin thought otherwise. Now the 18-year-olds are nearing graduation from Minneapolis North High School with Allie Bryant-Hopkins’ 3.9 grade-point average earning her top honors as valedictorian, while Alexx will close out at North with a 3.7 GPA and be recognized as salutatorian.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Passenger who was dragged off jetliner settles with United

CHICAGO — The passenger who was dragged off a flight after refusing to give up his seat settled with United for an undisclosed sum Thursday in an apparent attempt by the airline to put the fiasco behind it as quickly as possible. David Dao's legal team said the agreement includes a provision that the amount will remain confidential. One his lawyers praised United CEO Oscar Munoz.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Tillerson says China asked North Korea to stop nuclear tests

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China has threatened to impose sanctions on North Korea if it conducts further nuclear tests. "We know that China is in communications with the regime in Pyongyang," Tillerson said on Fox News Channel. "They confirmed to us that they had requested the regime conduct no further nuclear test."

 News    April 28, 2017 

4th Arkansas inmate executed in 8 days lurches on gurney

VARNER, Ark. — Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died. Kenneth Williams, 38, was pronounced dead at 11:05 p.m., 13 minutes after the execution began at the Cummins Unit prison at Varner.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Tribal Per Capita Poverty–How About Disenrollment Bankruptcy?

Thanks to some wonderful scholarship by Seattle lawyer Greg Guedel about the socioeconomic impacts of tribal per capita monies, The Economist has cast a bright light on the topic. Guedel’s research found that: From 2000-2010, gaming Tribes in the Pacific Northwest that did not issue per capita payments to their members did better in reducing poverty rates than the gaming Tribes that issued per capita payments.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Oil tankers threaten endangered orcas, two tribes say in lawsuit

Already-endangered killer whales in the waters west of Seattle face heightened risk from an increased traffic of tankers that will carry oil from Kinder Morgan's $5.4 billion Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, two Native American organizations claim in a federal lawsuit. The U.S. Coast Guard failed to ensure the black-and-white whales known as orcas won't be decimated by increased shipping traffic or oil spills as it's required to do under the Endangered Species Act, according to the tribes' complaint filed Tuesday in Seattle....

 News    April 28, 2017 

Disputed leaders of Nooksack Tribe hit by new Supreme Court decision

The jury is still out on the new sovereignty decision from the nation's highest court but it's already having an impact in Indian Country. Barely a day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued the decision in Lewis v. Clarke, it was cited by a judge thousands of miles away in Washington. That's where disputed leaders of the Nooksack Tribe are being accused of violating various federal laws as part of an ongoing clash on the reservation.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Whiteclay liquor stores will temporarily shut down Sunday after appeal by Nebraska AG's Office

LINCOLN — The order to end beer sales in the unincorporated village of Whiteclay took a legal roller-coaster ride on Thursday. At the end of the day, it appeared that the four beer-only liquor stores will be closing Sunday night after all, at least temporarily.

 News    April 28, 2017 

Police violence against Native Americans in Arizona

Winslow, Arizona, United States - On a cool evening in March, a group of Navajo gathered in front of the police department in Winslow, Arizona, holding signs, carrying candles, and demanding justice. It was March 27, one year since 27-year-old Navajo mother Loreal Tsingine was shot dead by Winslow police officer Austin Shipley.

 News    April 28, 2017 

As federal budget deadline looms, tribal leaders discuss IHS funding requests

SPOKANE - With the potential federal shutdown looming if a budget bill or a continuing resolution is not passed by April 29, a discussion today at the 2017 Tribal Self-Governance Annual Consultation Conference in Spokane concerning the Indian Health Service budgets through fiscal year 2019 took a heavy tone. Currently, the federal government is operating on a continuing resolution that expires at midnight, Friday, and the anticipation is for another continuing resolution to fund the government until a budget deal can be made, said Elizabeth...


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