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 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Kathlene Sigana, home for a week from the Navy

RED LAKE –Kathlene Sigana, who just recently graduated from Red Lake High School in the spring of this year, returned home to Red Lake on Saturday, October 24, 2014-to the complete surprise of her grandmother, Shirley Lussier, who did not know she was coming home. Sigana had came from Naval Air Station Pensacola, which is located in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. NAS Pensacola was the...

 
 By Michael Meuers    News    October 31, 2014 

U.S. Senators Al Franken & John Tester Visit Red Lake

Sunday afternoon October 19, 2014, found the Red Lake Tribal Council Headquarters a busy place as two United States Senators visited with the Red Lake Tribal Council about issues of concern to the tribe. Senator John Tester, D-Montana who chairs the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, joined Senator Al Franken DFL-Minnesota. Franken is a member of the committee. Several tribal council members...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Red Lake DNR holds Natural Resources Fair in Red Lake - P3

RED LAKE - Red Lake Department of Natural Resources put on a Natural Resources Fair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club. The event allowed the public to come out and meet the DNR from 10 AM to 2 PM, where they provided food, fun and all sorts of information about what they do on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Outside they had some of the equipment they used,...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Red Lake DNR holds Natural Resources Fair in Red Lake - P4

RED LAKE - Red Lake Department of Natural Resources put on a Natural Resources Fair on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Red Lake Boys and Girls Club. The event allowed the public to come out and meet the DNR from 10 AM to 2 PM, where they provided food, fun and all sorts of information about what they do on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Outside they had some of the equipment they used,...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Cass Lake man sentenced to 12 years in drug-related kidnapping

BELTRAMI COUNTY -- A Cass Lake man was sentenced Tuesday in Beltrami County District Court to 12 years in prison for his part in a drug deal gone wrong this spring....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Red Lake Nation 1st Annual Fall Fun Festival held in Red Lake - P53

The Red Lake Nation held its 1st Annual Fall Fun Festival on Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2014, in Red Lake. This event featured basketball tournaments, skate board competitions, volleyball tournaments, a tug-of-war competition, potato dance, face painting, big foot races, musical chairms, cake walk, gunny sack races, a dunk tank, tricycle races and more. A feast also took place in the...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Red Lake Nation 1st Annual Fall Fun Festival held in Red Lake - P54

The Red Lake Nation held its 1st Annual Fall Fun Festival on Saturday afternoon, September 28, 2014, in Red Lake. This event featured basketball tournaments, skate board competitions, volleyball tournaments, a tug-of-war competition, potato dance, face painting, big foot races, musical chairms, cake walk, gunny sack races, a dunk tank, tricycle races and more. A feast also took place in the...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Minnesota Homecare Providers Appeal Federal Challenge to SEIU Forced Unionization Scheme

Minneapolis, MN (October 30, 2014) – Today, a group of home-based personal care providers challenging a state law that authorizes the forcible unionization of Minnesota's 27,000 care providers have asked a federal appeals court to overrule a lower court's ruling issued last week in their case. With free legal aid from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Teri Bierman and eight other providers from around the state appealed the...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Minnesota renewable energy experts JJR Power see 'unprecedented' demand for solar power

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 30, 2014) – As Minnesotans hover on the brink of yet another cold winter and concerns about energy costs come to the forefront, renewable energy experts at JJR Power in Excelsior, Minnesota today said they’ve seen an unprecedented demand for solar power thanks to incentives and grants created last year by the Minnesota Legislature. As utility rates climb and prices for solar power drop, JJR Power officials say...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

US Forest Service Waives Fees in Honor of Veteran's Day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30, 2014 –The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Nov. 8 - 11, 2014, in honor of Veteran’s Day. The fee waiver is the last of four offered this year. The program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees will be waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

First Nations Development Awards $180,000 to Six Native American Organizations

LONGMONT, Colorado (Oct. 30, 2014) – First Nations Development Institute (*First Nations* [ http://www.firstnations.org ]) today announced the awarding of six grants to American Indian organizations through its inaugural round of funding for its Native Arts Capacity Building Initiative (NACBI). The grants, which total $180,000, will help strengthen the organizational, managerial and programmatic capacity of Native organizations to serve the...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Native Youth Tackle Tribal Issues at Today's Native Leaders Training in Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida—About 70 Native American youth and their advisors from tribes across the nation addressed issues such as suicide and loss of culture at a leadership training last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. United National Indian Tribal Youth, also known as UNITY, in partnership with the Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosted the “Today’s Native Leaders” (TNL) youth...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

National TV to spotlight Chickasaw songstress, youth choir

KANSAS CITY – Tabitha Fair, a Chickasaw Nation citizen, singer, songwriter and industry renowned vocalist, will perform the "Star-Spangled Banner" accompanied by nine members of the Chickasaw Nation Youth Choir Sunday, Nov. 2 on national television. The Chickasaws will join many Native American entertainers, drum corps, dancers, and a Native honor guard when the Kansas City Chiefs celebrate...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Access Great Teachers to pair high school students with Twin Cities' top teachers

Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 30, 2014) – As Minnesota marks the highest average composite ACT scores* in the country, one of the state’s top teachers today unveiled Access Great Teachers--a powerful two-pronged approach in tutoring to help more students succeed. Owner Tom Connell, an Advanced Placement teacher at Edina High School, says the idea behind his company is simple: “Access Great Teachers is designed to match students with...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Walker man sentenced for copper theft, warrant issued for accomplice

HUBBARD COUNTY -- One man was sentenced Monday in Hubbard County Court for his part in stealing copper from a local lumber mill. One of his accomplices skipped court and a warrant has been issued for his arrest....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Richfield man sentenced in meth conspiracy

BEMIDJI -- A Richfield, Minn., man was sentenced Monday in Beltrami County District Court to eight years in prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine on the Red Lake Indian Reservation....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Eden Prairie schools ask voters to renew an expiring levy, stave off massive cuts

Renee Rushdy has seen Eden Prairie school support staff disappear from the classroom and her children’s class size increase because of money slashed from the district’s budget in recent years....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Expert slams NASA's plan to round up an asteroid

NASA’s goal to snag an asteroid and bring a space rock close to Earth is a distraction from the effort to send humans to Mars, a top asteroid expert says....

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Minneapolis Firefighters donate coats to Red Lake Kindergarten students

RED LAKE - Last year, Operation Warm gave away about 500 jackets. This year, they've more than doubled that with donations and fundraisers of over $60,000.00. Most of the coats were distributed in the Anderson United Community School on the Minneapolis south side last year, and this year it was decided to to give coats to kids on an Indian Reservation, of which they chose Red Lake. 250 jackets...

 
 By Michael Barrett    News    October 31, 2014 

Minneapolis Firefighters donate coats to Red Lake Kindergarten students - P2

RED LAKE - Last year, Operation Warm gave away about 500 jackets. This year, they've more than doubled that with donations and fundraisers of over $60,000.00. Most of the coats were distributed in the Anderson United Community School on the Minneapolis south side last year, and this year it was decided to to give coats to kids on an Indian Reservation, of which they chose Red Lake. 250 jackets...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Secretary of the Interior visits Choctaw schools

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has praise for the Choctaw tribal schools in Mississippi....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Group creates petition for University to recognize Indigenous Peoples' Day

The second Monday of October could be known as “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” instead of Columbus Day if a petition asking the University administration to make the change is successful....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Federal deal reportedly reached to recognize native Hawaiians as Indian tribe

Free Hawaii TV reported on October 29 that a deal has been reached between the Department of the Interior and the Obama administration to give federal recognition to native Hawaiians as an Indian Tribe. According to Free Hawaii TV, the deal is an attempt to do an end run around overwhelming native Hawaiian opposition to being recognized as an Indian Tribe. Federal recognition would mean that native Hawaiians would become a nation within a...

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

B.C. First Nations chief and family paid more than $4.1M over last four years

OTTAWA — An elderly B.C. First Nations chief and his ex-wife, along with one of their sons and a grandson, received more than $4.1-million in remuneration over the past four years....

 
 News    October 31, 2014 

Failing PA Farm Seen as Native American Bias

PHILADELPHIA (CN) - A rural Pennsylvania couple sees their failing farm as the latest "chapter in the sad history of government exploitation of Native American people and their land."...

 

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