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2018 New Year's Eve Pow Wow held at the Red Lake Humanities Center - P10

New Year's Eve Gathering & Pow-wow 2017 Contest Winner's Golden Age Women (Combined) 1st Place$400.00= Vera Kingbird 2nd Place$300.00:=Donna Whitefeather 3rd Place$200.00= Hazel Joseph 4th Place$100.00= Ruby Whitefeather Golden Age Men (Combined) 1st Place$400.00=Ro...

 

Red Lake Elementary School second Holiday Concert held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - P21

The Red Lake Elementary School held their second Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at RLES. The First and Second graders performed. On Tuesday, grades 3, 4 and 5, entertained the audience starting at 1:30 PM with their Holiday...

 

2018 New Year's Eve Pow Wow held at the Red Lake Humanities Center - Set 2 - P10

New Year's Eve Gathering & Pow-wow 2017 Contest Winner's Golden Age Women (Combined) 1st Place$400.00= Vera Kingbird 2nd Place$300.00:=Donna Whitefeather 3rd Place$200.00= Hazel Joseph 4th Place$100.00= Ruby Whitefeather Golden Age Men (Combined) 1st Place$400.00=Ro...

 

Bemidji Pioneer: Planned Parenthood program educates Native youth on sex ed

BEMIDJI—For years, Sierra Charwood looked forward to the year she would finally be old enough to participate in Native STAND. Charwood's mother had worked for the program, which aims to educated Native American youth in Bemidji, Red Lake and Cass Lake about sexual health. Students have to be at least 14 to take part...

 

Red Lake Elementary School Holiday Concert held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - P22

The Red Lake Elementary School held their Holiday Concert at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at RLES. The Third, Fourth and Fifth graders performed. On Wednesday, grades 1 and 2, will entertain the audience starting at 1:30 PM....

 

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday. In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators from the federal...

 

Poverty, segregation persist in U.S. schools, report says

WASHINGTON — Too often, low-income, black and Latino students end up in schools with crumbling walls, old textbooks and unqualified teachers, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The commission said inequities are caused by the fact that schools are most funded with state...

 

Arrested Louisiana teacher says her First Amendment rights were violated - and governor calls episode 'very regrettable'

Deyshia Hargrave was taken from a school board meeting in handcuffs this week after questioning a raise given to the Vermilion Parish Schools Superintendent, despite years of stagnant wages for educators that have made it difficult to retain the educators Vermilion students deserve.We #standbydeyshia! Join teachers,...

 

PFA Awards $5.3 Million for East Grand Forks Project

ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) awarded a $5.3 million grant for wastewater system improvements in East Grand Forks. The funding, which was approved by the Minnesota Legislature in the 2017 bonding bill, will enable East Grand Forks to connect its wastewater system with neighboring Grand...

 

Frost-bitten infant in hospital after left in freezing cold vehicle for hours, police say

THUNDER BAY – A man is facing a number of charges after leaving his 17-month-old son in a freezing vehicle for six hours while allegedly doing drugs. The boy was hospitalized after suffering frostbite and being in extreme pain early Monday morning. He has since been released from hospital into the care of family...

 

Pittsfield Schools Considers Using Indigenous People Day, Not Columbus

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The School Department may join the growing movement behind switching out Columbus Day with Indigenous People Day. School Committee member Cynthia Taylor suggested the school change the name when written on the school calendar. The change may be small but the gesture is part of a growing movement...

 

The Damage Done by Trump's Department of the Interior

On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, last March, Ryan Zinke rode through downtown Washington, D.C., on a roan named Tonto. When the Secretary is working at the department’s main office, on C Street, a staff member climbs up to the roof of the building and hoists a special flag, which comes down when Zinke...

 

Secretary Zinke outlines nationwide reorganization of Interior Department

Secretary Ryan Zinke is seeking "bipartisan" support for a major reorganization at the Department of the Interior that will impact Indian Country, The Washington Post reports. According to a map dated January 3, Zinke wants to place Interior's bureaus and offices into 13 new geographic regions that a dramatically...

 

'We are dying': Maskwacis community members overwhelmed by suicides

Emily Soosay is grieving the loss of her 22-year-old son Luwen Soosay-Morin, who took his life two days before Christmas. Saturday she attended a vigil for a celebration of life following a wave of recent deaths by suicide in her home community of Maskwacis, Alta. She doesn't want anyone else to die, in what she calls...

 

What the New Native American DNA Discovery Means For You

A new discovery published in a research paper in the journal Nature, reveals something exciting about DNA and how it affects our lives. Previously, we believed that a single founding population of Native Americans reached the North American continent over 20,000 years ago. That may not hold as much truth as we...

 

Keepseagle payments delayed as opponents take case to Supreme Court

Indian farmers and ranchers are on pins and needles as they wait for another round of payments from the historic yet mangled Keepseagle lawsuit. The Obama administration reached a $760 million settlement in 2010 to address discrimination at the Department of Agriculture. Indian farmers and ranchers were routinely...

 

New Wind River Reservation Tribal Court Set to Open

RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — A new Wind River Tribal Court begins operating on the Wind River Reservation on Tuesday, replacing the former Court of Indian Offenses. The Riverton Ranger reported Friday the change is part of a revision of joint programs between the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapahoe tribes, which share...

 

Native American veterans will be honored with memorial on National Mall

The Mall is studded with monuments to iconic people and events, from presidents to wars to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Later this month, finalists will be announced for a memorial to a group with less name recognition: Native American veterans. In the 20th century, Native Americans served in the United...

 

Judge approves $90-million settlement for flooded Manitoba First Nations

A judge has approved a $90-million payout to residents of four Manitoba Indigenous communities that were flooded out almost seven years ago. The settlement resolves a class-action lawsuit filed by members of the Lake St Martin, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan and Pinaymootang First Nations. https...

 

Man charged for theft of artifacts

A Merrill man with a history of property crimes has been arrested for allegedly stealing Native American artifacts from a gravesite in 2016, as well as the theft of a pickup truck last summer. Tyler Creighton Bodle, 33, was arrested Thursday on multiple outstanding warrants including an indictment for artifact thefts...

 

Chief Sneed: Updating the Police Commission

Since 2009 the tribe has worked with an officially authorized Police Commission to be an impartial board with the oversight responsibility for law enforcement operations on our lands. The Police Commission provides oversight for the Cherokee Police Department, the Alcohol Law Enforcement department, the Natural...

 

NAPI board suspends CEO amid investigation

FARMINGTON — The board of directors for Navajo Agricultural Products Industry has suspended CEO Wilton Charley pending an internal investigation. A statement the board issued today states the investigation was launched after board members received "alleged complaints" concerning the management of NAPI....

 

Judge Advances Tribe's Dispute With Inyo County

FRESNO, Calif. (CN) – A federal judge has advanced a lawsuit with major implications for Indian police agencies’ powers, allowing claims against a California county that targeted a tribe for detaining a non-Indian on tribal land to stand. U.S. District Judge Dale Drozd rejected Inyo County’s motion to dismiss...

 

Rice becomes 1st tribal police chief on POST Board

MILLE LACS RESERVATION—Gov. Mark Dayton this week appointed Mille Lacs Band Police Chief Sara Rice to the Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, or POST Board. An enrolled member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Rice is the first tribal police chief to serve on the POST Board. h...

 

Black and Native American babies die twice as often as white infants

TACOMA —A black or Native American infant stands twice the chance of dying compared with its white counterpart in Washington. That’s according to a report issued recently from the Washington State Department of Health. The report was based on 2011-2015 data. https://www.wenatcheeworld.com/news/2...

 

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